Forests are vital for clean air and water, providing the earth with an ability to breathe and us with a healthy future. They also provide a place that endangered species like Orang-utan, tigers and elephants call home.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has recently purchased 14 nest boxes of various sizes and shapes to provide additional homing options for Masked Owls, Little Lorikeets, Brush-tailed Possums and Micro-Bat species in the area.
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’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.