Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Southern Corroboree Frogs are on the brink of extinction. This year, no wild Corroboree Frog eggs were found during the annual census. Taronga is part of a program to arrest the decline of this vibrantly coloured frog which is dying out due to Chytrid Fungus.
Our bird keepers have released 38 Regent Honeyeaters in Chiltern, Victoria. This spectacular bird once inhabited four states, but due to habitat loss the population has dwindled to less than 1,500 birds. The release of these Zoo-bred birds is very important for the survival of the species. Read this story by Curator Judith Gillespie to learn about the intricacies of the program, including the playing recorded regents’ songs to the Zoo-bred birds.
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.

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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.