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There have been a number of welcome new additions to our Zoo this year. With the school summer holidays coming up, now is a great time to come and meet the new youngsters which are growing up fast!
The Ghost Bats have settled into their new exhibit in the Australia’s Nightlife prescinct, and have been joined by a new arrival.
The pair has grown considerably, and are almost unrecognisable! This beautiful duo, named Dragon and Phoenix, are now completely covered in feathers, and have fully developed wings that are allowing them to begin flying.
Fireworks ring in the New Year with colourful and spectacular visual displays but are also accompanied with noise.
We’re pleased to report that elephant keeper, Lucy Melo, returned to work at Taronga Zoo in the week before Christmas.
This week Taronga Western Plains Zoo received six young Tasmanian Devils bred at its sister Zoo, Taronga, in Sydney.
If you’ve ever seen an Andean Condor, you’ll known that the South American species of bird is very impressive. These birds can reach an enormous three-metre wingspan, making them one of the largest predatory birds in the world.
Working at Taronga Zoo involves a lot more than feeding of animals and cleaning out their exhibits. As a keeper, one of our most important roles is to speak and act on behalf of the animals in our care. We aim to educate and inspire people to care about the natural environment and the animals that rely on it for survival.
Today, keepers treated the ever-increasing Meerkat troop to an early Christmas treat. The Zoo’s volunteers and Taronga Training Institute students have been busy creating a Christmas-themed enrichment puzzle that would challenge the Meerkats to search and forage for food. The Santa’s sleigh was filled with piñatas and shredded paper along with meal worms scattered in amongst the sleigh’s load.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
Taronga Zoo advises that an item sold during the recent Vivid festival at the Zoo poses a potential hazard if broken apart.
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.