Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Tapirs are found across South and Central America and Asia. They play a critical role in seed dispersal and nutrient recycling, but most species of tapir are vulnerable to extinction. Taronga supports a conservation initiative run by Tapir “Guru”, Dr. Pati Medici. In May this year our Tapir Keeper, Justine was awarded a fellowship to work with Pati.
Visitors to Taronga Western Plains Zoo have made a difference for the elephants, giraffe and endangered African Wild Dogs of Northern Kenya, simply by buying stunning beaded giftware from our Beads for Wildlife campaign.
Some 3,000 hikers including dads of all ages will take to the spectacular Harbour foreshore paths around the lower north shore this Father’s Day, Sunday 1 September to help discover the secrets of Sydney Harbour and raise much needed funds for marine research.
Meerkats are social animals that are very resourceful and family-orientated, as long as you know your place in the hierarchy.
Monday 29 July 2013 is Global Tiger Day and helps draw attention to the plight of these animals in the wild
Have you ever felt like you stepped into a sci-fi movie or had a 'Back to the Future' moment? That's exactly what it was like for our Zoo Keepers when we trialled the first set of Google Glass to hit Australian shores.
Schools have a unique opportunity to decorate a baby Black Rhino sculpture as part of the Zoos’ Wild! Rhinos conservation art project.
Our primate keepers have farewelled an infant Francois Leaf - monkey who despite all efforts, failed to thrive.
What animal is a mammal, like us, but lays eggs? It's named after a Greek Goddess who was half woman and half reptile. Read on to find out!
Our two Giraffe calves are the continuing to flourish and really finding their feet as part of the herd.

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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.