Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Taronga would like to congratulate Melbourne Zoo on the recent birth of a male Eastern Bongo calf.
Over the last 24 hours, I’ve had lots of calls from people who have seen a news segment featuring me being bumped on the head by one of our Giraffes.
News just in from the field! This morning, the last of the Zoo bred Regent Honeyeaters "flew the coop.” They’re now flying around in the forest, wild as can be!
We're for the wild and today, we've just released 40 Regent Honeyeaters into the wild! They're a critically endangered species, but Taronga is working hard to safe guard a future for this native woodland bird.
Afraid of heights? Thankfully the staff involved in a drill to rescue people from the Sky Safari love a high altitude work place. Check out the blog to see why Taronga is known as the Zoo with the view.
The Taronga Western Plains Zoo Wildlife Hospital has been caring for a Koala since early February after it survived the deadly bushfires around Coonabarabran.
It was treats all round for the animals at Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Easter, with keepers providing special egg-shaped piñatas for the animals over the long weekend.
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted by the arrival of four Eland calves over the past month. The calves have been born to a mixture of first time and experienced mothers which are all showing great nurturing skills.
Taronga’s amazing Barbary Sheep herd of 18 have all completed their annual health checks.
Recently we got to release one of our more graceful patients back to the wild, ‘Belinda’ a juvenile Black Swan. Belinda had swallowed some carelessly discarded fishing hooks and line. Read more about her recovery and return to Manly Dam.

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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.