Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Walking on day two
The first day of Shoulder to Shoulder was really good. Apart from the fact that we had to make some changes due to the recent rainfall, and an area that we were going to go through was submerged in water, it’s been great!
Working with rhinos
The relationships our keepers have with the rhinos in their care is so important. It take time, dedication and commitment to develop these relationships with animals.
It is not just the ‘bear necessities’ of food, night nests and climbing that is daring Mr Hobbs to be a bear.
Neil Jordan adding a tracking collar
Zoo Conservation Biologist, Dr Neil Jordan provides an update from the field about the unique i-cow project which is hoping to reduce human-animal conflict in Africa.
International Vulture Awareness Day casts the spotlight on these often misunderstood birds.
Taronga Zoo Tigers at Dubbo
Taronga Zoo’s Sumatran Tigers, Sakti, Jumilah, Kembali and Kartika set out on a tree change to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo almost a year ago now, whilst their exhibit in Sydney is under redevelopment.
Meet Thumbelina! She’s smaller than your average piglet, but she is embarking on big adventures.
You know pangolin? No? Name doesn’t ring a bell? You’re not alone.
Zebra foals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Spring is a great time to visit the Zoo with lots of new arrivals to see including two Zebra foals.
Since 1996, the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP) has been working with local indigenous communities and government partners to establish a community conservation area.

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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.