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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.
Taronga is excited to unveil an exciting newly renovated farm playground in the much-loved Backyard to Bush precinct, just in time for the holidays!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and why not spoil your special someone this year with a night at the Zoo that they will never forget.

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All #VividSydney at #VividTaronga tickets are now sold out. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and became a light for the wild!
Happy #WorldOceansDay! This exhibition launching today merges art & science to raise awareness for coral reefs: https://t.co/JEMvFSmqKT
Ticket holders for this evening’s sessions will receive an email in the morning with details for ticket exchange… https://t.co/7aejBWByM2

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.