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Taronga’s bull elephant, Gung, is also celebrating a birthday this month following his son’s, Luk Chai, first birthday last Sunday.
Taronga Zoo, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Little Penguin, Taronga Wildlife Hospital
There was a feeling of anticipation at Taronga Zoo’s elephant exhibit today as the keepers prepared special treats for the elephants to celebrate the first birthday of Luk Chai – the first elephant calf born in Australia.
In June, with 17 other researchers, I helped catch 20 wild dugongs in Moreton Bay, off Brisbane in Queensland to check their health and reproductive status.
As Dubbo’s temperature plunge there’s been a number of frosty starts to the mornings, so some of the animals are finding ways to beat the winter chills and stay warm.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo and its visitors have helped raise over $1200 at Rhino May Day last month to help save the critically endangered Sumatran Rhino.
Generally seen strolling along the ground or half buried in soil for a sleep in the wild, the Echidnas at Taronga’s Education Centre which meet students and visitors have been given a new exercise regime.
Over the past few weeks, our new Black Rhino calf Kufara has grown in confidence as well as size. We estimate that she would now weigh at least four times her birth weight and be around 120 kilograms.
The annual Taronga Foundation Dinner at The Establishment in Sydney set a new record last night, raising $300,000 for wildlife.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed its fourth Eland calf in the past three months. Born on Friday 11 June 2010 this male calf is now coming out from its hiding place and mingling with the herd including the three other calves. Once born female Eland will hide their offspring because in the wild they would be easy prey for animals such as Lions.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
Taronga Zoo advises that an item sold during the recent Vivid festival at the Zoo poses a potential hazard if broken apart.
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.