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Black Rhino keepers have a big task on their hands teaching three of the Zoo’s Black Rhinos to stand still and parallel to a fence so that veterinary staff can take blood samples from the animal without using anaesthetics.
Taronga’s Asian Elephants awoke to a special treat yesterday morning, as their keepers had put fresh mud in the wallow, and the cooler weather and afternoon showers brought the perfect opportunity to test it out.
If you’re like me, an unfamiliar place on a pitch dark night can be a little intimidating. Add to that a shrill cry, unseen and off in the distance, and the experience can be downright chilling.
After the group returned to their newly renovated exhibit in late September, there was a lot of busy activity while they enjoyed the complexity of the exhibit, testing out all the new climbing structures and the interactive equipment.
Meet Girri! This four year-old Red-tailed Cockatoo has moved from our sister zoo, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, to join the team at Taronga’s Bird Show.
It’s 10.05am in the morning and I’m standing in a queue. But this queue is a little different to your average grocery store check-out or inner city traffic jam.
Thousands of people across NSW took the opportunity to celebrate the invaluable contribution grandparents make to their families and the broader community on NSW’s first ever Grandparents Day.
Enjoy the melodies of the local Macquarie Conservatorium performers at the Macquarie Strings Spring Concert on Saturday 19 November 2011 from 11:00am – 12:30pm at Bakhita’s Café.
Taronga’s three new Sumatran Tiger cubs are the latest successes in in the Zoo’s breeding program that now stretches back over 30 years and five generations.
All good things come in threes and the team at Taronga Western Plains Zoo couldn’t agree more with the successful birth of three new Meerkat pups in early October.

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Public Notices

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.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.
Taronga’s commitment to all animals in its care includes the provision of a stimulating and rich environment full of challenges and activities.