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It’s been a huge week of tussles and power struggles at Taronga’s Meerkat Desert that eventually ousted our alpha female!
Our Zoo has some brand-new beautiful sculptures in the refurbished Main Entry Plaza. Together they interpret Saltwater culture of the Cammeraigal; acknowledge Aboriginal connections to Country and reinforce the importance of wildlife conservation. The evocative metal sculptures have been created in collaboration with Aboriginal artists from NSW, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. It’s worth visiting the Zoo just to see these new artworks, especially as they are in the new free-entry zone.
Sun Bear Keeper Lesley has been helping out at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre at Malaysia, Borneo. In this photo Lesley is walking with cub Mary. The cub was a family pet, but Lesley reports that Mary is a good candidate for release back to the wild as she’s still young and learning how to be a bear. Read Lesley's story on her adventures here.
Last week the Education Centre’s very special galah, Mulga, turned 20. Mulga is my favourite animal at the Zoo. Why do I adore her? So many reasons!
Everyday the chimps surprise us with just how intelligent they are which can make them quite challenging to manage as they continually try to outsmart their keepers.
This breeding season looks to be the best yet at Taronga Zoo for our Little Penguin population.
Rainy days are a little different for us at the Bird Show, because it means our shows might be cancelled.
Taronga Zoo is heading into the jungles of central Africa again to help Chimpanzee Champion Jane Goodall.
Taronga’s Chimpanzees have begun the process of acclimatising themselves to their newly renovated sanctuary.
The last three months have been very busy for the crew at Take 3 with lots of exciting projects and a great deal of attention coming their way surrounding co-founder Tim Silverwood’s expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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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.
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.