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On Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14 February 2012, the Zoo will be hosting a unique dining experience that is sure to be a night to remember for you and that special someone.
If you were to chat to our bird keepers about breeding and caring for Regent Honeyeaters, there’s one character they often refer to, which has, shall we say, earned a reputation over the years.
With the mercury hovering around the 30 degree mark, our Brazilian Tapir, ‘Tiquie’ got a cooling hose-down from her keeper.
As the human population continues to grow at an estimated nine billion by 2050, it’s clear that there are not enough wild places left for many animals on our planet.
When most people think of nests, they think of birds. Do you know that otters make nests every day?
A whopping 100 kilogram Green Turtle had a fantastic end to the year, making a full recovery at Taronga Wildlife Hospital and splashing back into the open ocean this week.
When most people think of the Bird Show, it is naturally birds that spring to mind, however the team is currently experimenting with something different. His name is ‘Richie’; he is seven months old and … is a Common Ring-tailed Possum!
This has been an exciting week for our gorilla group as they were treated to some Christmas enrichment.
This year, Christmas has brought with it a bittersweet gift for Taronga Keeper Megan Flowers, who has been hand-raising an orphaned Red Kangaroo joey named ‘Penny’ for the past five months.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo will be holding an open day at the Wildlife Hospital on Wednesday 22 February 2012 where visitors can take a tour of the facility led by one of the Zoo’s vets.



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Zarafa couldn’t resist a cheeky drink on a hot day while keeper Jimmy was trying to clean. Photo by Anne Fawcett.
Keepers at #TarongaWesternPlainsZoo have been providing care to a remarkable Cheetah cub!

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.