Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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A female Barbary Sheep lamb was found by keepers abandoned by its mother and brought her to the Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital where vet nurses have been hand raising and caring for her since.
Taronga Zoo's function centre is looking (and tasting) better than ever with a brand new menu and a makeover.
Not many people have seen one, and when they do, a smile from ear to ear is guaranteed! The Taronga Wildlife Hospital has recently become home to a 40 day old Echidna puggle, found on a path in a caravan park at Anna Bay on the NSW Central Coast.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has been announced as a finalist in the NSW Tourism Awards for Best Tourist Attraction!
Sixty five million years ago a cataclysmic event changed the earth forever and dinosaurs couldn’t adapt fast enough to the new environment they found themselves in. While it wasn’t instantaneous, these incredible prehistoric creatures died out, and now we can only marvel at what they would have been like in the flesh.
I had a Spotted Deer in my viewfinder. It seemed totally unaware of my presence, or the fact that it was being watched by someone armed with powerful modern technology.
After being extinct for 65 million years, dinosaurs have stomped into Taronga Zoo and are taking over the place!
Spring has definitely sprung at Taronga Western Plains Zoo with two Barbary Sheep lambs and nine Blackbuck fawns born during the past month!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Wildlife Hospital recently received a Brown Falcon from a WIRES carer, that sadly had a gun shot wound.
Lazarus the Lion completes quarantine period and will now settle in behind the scenes cefore beginning to explore the his new home.

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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.