Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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In this video, Divisional Manager and bee enthusiast Elle Bombanato as well as Supervisor Simon Brown walk us through a typical hive inspection.
A brief chat with Squirrel Monkey Keeper Renae Robinson
At 25 years old, Ralph has lived well beyond the average life span for his species.
Taronga’s six-year-old Giraffe, Kitoto, will embark on an epic journey across Australia on Monday, moving to a new home at Perth Zoo to play an important role in the Australasian breeding program for her species.
Barbary Sheep lambs
Over the past three months Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed a baby boom in the Eland and Barbary Sheep herds!
Since the birth of Dubbo's first ever elephant calf, who continues to do really well in his first few weeks, both his mum, Thong Dee and aunty, Porntip have displayed tremendous maternal instincts in caring for and doting on him.
Taronga's Backyard to Bush allows visitors to see Australia's Quokkas these school holidays.
Jelani and Siri
Siri and Jelani, our two hand-raised cheetah cubs, are now 18 and 12 months old respectively, and live together at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Elephant calf at bath time in Dubbo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Elephant calf is progressing well over his first two weeks.
Elephant calf has first bath
Our elephant calf has experienced a lot of firsts in past week, including his first bath.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
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.