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We couldn't be happier with the way our Tasmanian devils have settled in to their new exhibit. Bunyip and Devitt, brother and sister joeys born last year, love their wallaby "road kill" feature and are displaying many natural feeding, foraging and climbing behaviours.
One of the most common questions we get asked after our Keeper Talk is: “Is that gorilla pregnant?”. The majority of the time the answer is no, “but why do their bellies look so big?”.
Once found weak and unable to fly, Barinya the White Bellied Sea Eagle has slowly graduated to short flights over the amphitheatre at the QBE Free Flight Bird Show which she now calls home.
Come along and listen to guest speaker Dr Larry Vogelnest, Senior Veterinarian at Taronga Zoo, speak about Climate Change at the Animal in Art forum titled A Changing World, Thursday 5 August 2010at 7pm at the Western Plains Cultural Centre.
Mental as Anything will headline Zoo Grooves this October long weekend, Saturday 2 October 2010 at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
We Zoo keepers weren't at all surprised to see the recent story on the platypus surviving being accidentally caught in a treatment plant in Western Sydney.
As the only two Leopard Seals to be cared for by a Zoo anywhere in the world, Casey and Sabine, Taronga Zoos’ Leopard Seals are providing researchers with a unique opportunity to study and learn about one of the Antarctic's top order predators.
New koala and kangaroo joeys at Taronga Zoo’s Wild Australia are just beginning to poke their noses out into the winter chill from their mothers’ pouches.
Hi, I am Natasha, Aboriginal Education Officer at Taronga Zoo. Since recently starting at the zoo I've been caught up in school holiday fever with all the NAIDOC celebrations that are going on in the Zoo. NAIDOC week recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and their contributions to the Australian community.
Taronga’s bull elephant, Gung, is also celebrating a birthday this month following his son’s, Luk Chai, first birthday last Sunday.



Zarafa couldn’t resist a cheeky drink on a hot day while keeper Jimmy was trying to clean. Photo by Anne Fawcett.
Keepers at #TarongaWesternPlainsZoo have been providing care to a remarkable Cheetah cub!
Climate change affects wildlife too! Join us March today. Starts 12.30 at the Domain #ClimateMarch

Public Notices

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.
Taronga's male elephant Luk Chai is being seen by an expert elephant dentist tomorrow to check out his teeth and tusks. Luk Chai has especially small brittle tusks which, through normal play he damages and has suffered recurrent infections.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.