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The last three months have been very busy for the crew at Take 3 with lots of exciting projects and a great deal of attention coming their way surrounding co-founder Tim Silverwood’s expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
At 9am on a beautiful and sunny morning on Saturday, 17th September, 19 volunteers walked down to Athol Beach from the bottom entrance of Taronga Zoo to celebrate ‘Clean Up the World Weekend’.
A stunning new Bilaburang (‘platypus’ in the Wiradjuri language) Mural now is a feature of the Australian wildlife section at Taronga Western Plains Zoo following its unveiling today.
Check out what we are doing in the Congo to help chimpanzees!
For Lulu, life is just one big adventure. At 59 years of age, Lulu is the oldest member of our chimp group.
Zoo Grooves is happening again on Saturday 1 October and it’s approaching fast!
The other day when we let the chimps out into their exhibit, Sule, our 3 ½ year old male, picked up a stick and went straight to the dipping pot
Taronga’s chimpanzees are completing health screening in their exhibit.
Lubutu, the group’s dominant male, has taken to asserting himself this week, letting all in the near vicinity know exactly who is boss! He impresses the group with large and very loud displays of his strength and power. As he watches over his family, many a Chimp will come to him for comfort and support when the time comes for them to move back to their renovated exhibit.

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A very fluffy Lesser Sooty Owl chick has recently joined the Bird Show team! http://t.co/kE6SuKXBXH http://t.co/GaRV2VIcx7
Meet our favourite fluff ball, Griffin! This Sooty Owl chick is being hand raised to be an ambassador for his species http://t.co/HHMlBtTIup
Did you know every zebra has a slightly different pattern of stripes? Pic @bradrasmussenphoto (Insta). http://t.co/wNBtnUIfT7

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.