Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Taronga supports a project which aims to establish the first ecological study of Giant Armadillos in the Brazilian Pantanal wetland. The recent field study has found that another little known mammal, the Bush Dog, shares the same habitat. Read the update from Doctor Arnaud Desbiez here.
Our gorgeous echidna puggle Beau is doing very well under the watchful eyes of nurses at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital. The youngster has now tripled its size and the nurses and now exposing the puggle to dirt so that Beau can dig and burrow. See the latest photos of the puggle here.
Keeper Wendy has been looking after a very special rat named Pandy. This isn’t your ordinary rat, but a native Australian Black-footed Tree-rat. Read about this outgoing and gregarious youngster here.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Safari Park Playground has been nominated for an inaugural Premier’s People’s Choice Award for landscape architecture.
He may be used to soaring through the treetops, but no one was entirely sure how Marco the White-Tailed Black Cockatoo would react to a very different kind of tree.
"Today I was lucky enough to spend my time with the seven young chimps in the Nursery group" - an update from Primate Keeper Katie in Tchimpounga.
After relocating from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in early November, young giraffe Kitoto has found her bearings in the big city.
Taronga’s Indian Star Tortoise breeding group has two new hatchlings. A total of nine Star Tortoises are now housed in the Zoo’s Reptile World, with the four juveniles still too young for display being cared for off exhibit.
Spoil your fur-children this Christmas with some festive puzzles to keep them busy. Keeper Deb from Taronga's Carnivore team shared her craft tips about making enriching treats for your beloved pets.
From the bottom of my heart, I just want to let everyone know how extremely grateful I am for all the love and support that was sent to me during my recovery process. The well wishes, cards, flowers, and gifts from friends, family and even complete strangers meant so much to me, and I truly believe it led to my speedy recovery. I want to extend a special thank you to my work mates, who attended to me immediately and handled the situation with total professionalism and compassion.

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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.