Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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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.
You can learn more about the impact of plastics in our oceans at a special event at Taronga Zoo on Thursday, 20 August, being held as part of Science Week.
Siri the Cheetah cub playing with companion puppy Iris
Taronga’s Australian Fauna keepers were very saddened by the passing of Sheila, our female Eastern Long-beaked Echidna, last week.

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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.