Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video
The adventure begins as Team Taronga touch down in Medan at 8:30pm on a very balmy Friday night after a short stint at Singapore airport.
Members of Youth At The Zoo (YATZ) and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) Roots and Shoots program came together to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Taronga is about to mark a century of not-for-profit work bringing people and wildlife together.
The Taronga Zoomobile headed out to Trunkey Creek last week to present workshops on threatened species to children from local schools.
The efforts of two of Taronga’s Volunteers were recognised last week as part of in The Centre for Volunteering’s NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards program.
Scientists from the Australian Registry of Wildlife Health at Taronga and Zoo reptile specialists are preparing to search in the Bellinger River area to find out what species may be carrying the virus killing the now critically endangered Bellinger River Snapping Turtles.
Zoos are an important bridge to the natural world for people that are increasingly separated from the environment and animals.
Threatened species are actually all around us but they often get overlooked, or we forget their connection with our daily lives.
On this day each year, we in the animal care industry reflect on what happened in the past and how we can safeguard our endangered species in the future.

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Elvis has left the building! We returned this young fur seal to the wild today thanks to and https://t.co/AheuygoFVf
Improved bush burning methods in the East Kimberley have been hailed for the resurgence of Gouldian finches https://t.co/WMOBi2HmAf via@snwa
Threatened frog is now a spawn star https://t.co/8qTUepTcSh

Public Notices

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.
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.