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Hey Everybody! Just remember over the summer to drink plenty of water, wear plenty of sunscreen, plus your hat and sunglasses. Also, shady trees are the best to sit under☺️. Be Sun Smart and Slip! Slop! Slap!
Taronga Zoo is home to three beautiful Eastern Bongo (also known as Mountain Bongo), the youngest of which has recently become a fully fledged member of Taronga.
Elephant barn November 2014
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s new Elephant barn and facility is nearing completion with the construction set to be finished by the end of the year.
Keen-eyed visitors may be fortunate enough to spot a juvenile Eclectus Parrot in the Rainforest Aviary. Hatched mid-August the young female is now fully fledged and can be seen flying around the walk-through aviary.
What!?!? I'm not playing...I'm testing the fun factor. Wind-Up Dinosaur toys are always fun...especially to race.
The Chimpanzee Sanctuary here at Taronga Zoo is becoming something that closely resembles a day-care centre.
Macca and Chuck
We have just begun a big season of bird breeding at Taronga Zoo, with many of our species starting to reproduce at this time of year.
Dinosaurs are classified as reptiles, but they have many features that are not found in any living reptile today!
Keepers arrived at Backyard to Bush last Wednesday morning to find a little surprise – new piglets!



Great to see #tarongawesternplainszoo recognised with silver in Tourist Attactions #NSWTA15 🐘
Thrilled and honoured to have won gold for Major Tourist Attraction ! #NSWTA15 Great win for wildlife conservation. 🐨
Our tiny male Francois' Langur has been named 'Nangua', after the Mandarin word for pumpkin.

Public Notices

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.
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.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.