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Our resident Orang-utans, Jantan and Willow, are exploring their brand new enclosure at Taronga Zoo. Read more about their move, and how the playful pair is settling in.
At Taronga Zoo, we’ve been lucky enough to have four Tasmanian Devil joeys born to mother, Nina, last year, and we’re giving all of our Facebook fans a chance to name one of these playful youngsters.
I recently saw this paragraph about vet nurses doing the rounds, and it certainly made me stop and think about a bunch of very talented Wildlife Veterinary Nurses that work at Taronga Zoo.
Taronga Zoo was recognised as a Bronze Level Partner of the NSW Government Sustainable Advantage Program on Monday 23 July.
Recently two of our female Meerkats, Akiki and Mwali, celebrated their 1st Birthday.
I touched a shark! Yep a real, living, breathing shark. For the record, it wasn’t a Great White, but rather a Port Jackson Shark, which is considered harmless to humans, but it was a shark none the less.
Fur coats, extra weight and heating lamps are all part of warming up for winter for Taronga’s wildlife.
This afternoon visitors were lucky to see our two juvenile Francois Langur’s, Keo-co and Tam Dao literally hanging around their tropically-themed exhibit.
Say “wolverine” to most people and it will probably conjure up images of Hugh Jackman with retractable metal claws, but the real creature that inspired the character is far more impressive.
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Public Notices

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.
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.