This week, Taronga Zoo staff released over 1,100 critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog eggs in Kosciuszko National Park as the snow fell over their natural subalpine habitat. The eggs, bred at Taronga Zoo and Zoos Victoria, were released into a variety of natural and artificial pools as well as disease-free enclosures as part of an ongoing recovery effort to bolster population numbers of this rare frog.
Getting regular veterinary check-ups is a normal part of life at Taronga Zoo. It ensures that all animals within the collection receive the best medical care, and are capable of living full, healthy lives.
I’m visiting the Kibale Fuel Wood Project, which is led by New Nature Foundation directors Rebecca Goldstone and Michael Stern, and has been supported by Taronga through its Field Conservation Program since 2011
Recently keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed Tambo, a one year old male Bongo, to Dubbo from Taronga Zoo, Sydney. Tambo has come to Dubbo to join resident Bongo bachelor Kulungu, who is four years old, and has been at the Zoo since 2011.
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.