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Today I was unbelievably lucky to see the equivalent of zoological hidden treasure here at Taronga Zoo.
A Little Penguin which nearly suffocated due to a fishing net was rehabilitated by Taronga Wildlife Hospital and released back into the wild!
Taronga frog specialists are getting ready to take 500 zoo-bred Southern Corroboree Frog eggs back to the Kosciuszko National Park.
Over at Backyard to Bush we’ve commenced some exciting renovations to the playground and water play area just outside the barn.
Our Sumatran Tiger cubs are now over eight months old and still pilling on the pounds. All three have hit the 40 kg mark, which puts female cub Kartika near the half way mark of her expected 90kg adult weight. However male cubs Sakti and Kembali could reach up to 120kg when they’re fully grown.
Breakfast time at the Giraffe exhibit at Taronga Western Plains Zoo is busy with 10 Giraffes all vying for the best position at the food box when the horse pellets get poured in. The Giraffe are feed a mixture of hay, carrots, horse pellets and tree branches during the day.
It’s World Tapir Day...what I hear you ask? They are one of the most amazing animals that have roamed the earth for 34 million years. They’re literally living fossils, but most people have no idea what they are! On World Tapir Day, hear from two of our zoo keepers who devote their days to looking after these unique, but sadly threatened species.
One of the Zoo’s most recent mothers, Lilli Pilli the Koala is celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time.
The Zoo’s Project Platypus community conservation education program will start its second year with a field day for primary school students in May on the banks of the Macquarie River.
The Galapagos Tortoise at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are enjoying new surroundings in their night house after it underwent a major transformation recently thanks to the students and teachers at the Orana Juvenile Justice Centre, Lincoln School.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
Taronga Zoo advises that an item sold during the recent Vivid festival at the Zoo poses a potential hazard if broken apart.
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.