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Meet the newest ‘star’ at our Reptile World! Not only is the hatchling a Star Tortoise, but this is only the second time Taronga’s Reptile Keepers have bred this species in 30 years.
Colourful gifts soon to stock our shelves are ensuring a bright future for wildlife in Northern Kenya. How? Next time you visit one of our Zoos you can purchase stunning traditional beadwork made by women in remote Kenyan communities. These communities rely on livestock to survive, but this livestock competes with local wildlife like giraffe and zebra for food and water. The beads provide an alternative income.
Moving house can be a busy time for even the most organised of people, so when it came time for our Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroos to move into their brand new home, we wanted to make it as smooth as possible!
Taronga Zoo staff took a dragon to the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade last Sunday as the official Charity Partner of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival for 2012.
Our young condor chick has begun to be more mobile these days. In preparation for her big move from her condor crèche to aviary life, she has been having forays out into the big wide world.
Following that crazy storms over the weekend, the weather has now started to warm up again with the sun out and temperatures over 30 degrees.
This year Taronga Western Plains Zoo will celebrate 35th years of caring for wildlife on Tuesday 28 February 2012.
Our gorilla group has started off 2012 with two of our females celebrating birthdays. Kimya and Kipenzi are sisters born to mother Kriba and their father, our magnificent silverback, Kibabu.
Local student, Anton Nankivill recently visited the Zoo to present a cheque to the Taronga Foundation following his school’s amazing efforts to raise money for the Koala.
Taronga’s precious male Sumatran Tiger cubs have cracked the 20 kilogram mark. The female, Kartika is just trailing her brothers at a robust 18 kilograms.



Keepers at #TarongaWesternPlainsZoo have been providing care to a remarkable Cheetah cub!
Climate change affects wildlife too! Join us March today. Starts 12.30 at the Domain #ClimateMarch
He may be only 10 months old, but little Balla already knows how to strike a pose!

Public Notices

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.
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.