Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Volunteers from Taronga joined Birdlife Australia to plant over 300 trees in the Capertee Valley to help create more bushland for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.
Taronga’s Australian Sea-lion pup is growing up fast!
Taronga’s ungulate keepers have recently implemented a new enrichment schedule to challenge our clever giraffes.
The Cotton-top Tamarin brothers at our Education Centre become very inquisitive when we bring new things into their enclosure.
Taronga Zoo staff recently travelled to the Brindabella mountains to release 270 eggs and tadpoles of the critically endangered Northern Corroboree Frog.
2015 has been dubbed the Year of the Gibbon by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to help raise awareness.
Taronga’s primate keepers recently said goodbye to a trio of Western Lowland Gorillas, who have made the big journey across the water to New Zealand.
A tree planting day was held at the base of Kincumba Mountain Reserve on National Tree Day, as part of Taronga’s Project Habitat.

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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.