Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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A stunning new Bilaburang (‘platypus’ in the Wiradjuri language) Mural now is a feature of the Australian wildlife section at Taronga Western Plains Zoo following its unveiling today.
Check out what we are doing in the Congo to help chimpanzees!
For Lulu, life is just one big adventure. At 59 years of age, Lulu is the oldest member of our chimp group.
Zoo Grooves is happening again on Saturday 1 October and it’s approaching fast!
The other day when we let the chimps out into their exhibit, Sule, our 3 ½ year old male, picked up a stick and went straight to the dipping pot
Taronga’s chimpanzees are completing health screening in their exhibit.
Lubutu, the group’s dominant male, has taken to asserting himself this week, letting all in the near vicinity know exactly who is boss! He impresses the group with large and very loud displays of his strength and power. As he watches over his family, many a Chimp will come to him for comfort and support when the time comes for them to move back to their renovated exhibit.
Find out what one of our school teachers is doing in Sri Lanka to help local communities and wild elephants.
In recent decades, hundreds of amphibian species around the world have rapidly declined or disappeared due to a number of threats including exotic disease and habitat loss
Taronga’s Australian Nightlife Keepers got a surprise during a Yellow-bellied Glider’s routine check-up when Zoo vets noticed that the female was carrying a tiny joey in her pouch!

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
Taronga Zoo would not dissect animals for public display. Taronga’s first concern is always for the welfare and dignity of the remarkable animals in our care.
Taronga Zoo’s young male elephant, Luk Chai, 5, had some dental work on his tusks today. Taronga’s Senior Veterinarian, Dr Larry Vogelnest, said some elephants including Luk Chai, have brittle tusks that are prone to cracking and infection.