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Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos’ wonderful keepers care for amazing animals and get closer to them than anyone else.
As I stood in the laboratory at Taronga Western Plains Zoo it was funny to think that we are standing here looking at the Great Barrier Reef
For us humans to use a tool is not an uncommon thing in our day to day lives.
The bush rat (also known as the Bogul) is predicted to have become extinct in Sydney over ninety years ago with the arrival of the first fleet. European people are thought to have damaged and destroyed a lot of the bushland habitat around Sydney (in which the bogul was situated) and may also have killed the Bogul in mistake for the black rat.
Today was just another normal day for all 17 members of the Chimp family, but as keepers were going about their routine. Samaki (a young, up and coming male)was lording over the termite mound and its delicious contents,
Please be assured that extensive testing has found that there are no animals or staff at Taronga identified with infectious TB.
Black Rhino keepers have a big task on their hands teaching three of the Zoo’s Black Rhinos to stand still and parallel to a fence so that veterinary staff can take blood samples from the animal without using anaesthetics.
Taronga’s Asian Elephants awoke to a special treat yesterday morning, as their keepers had put fresh mud in the wallow, and the cooler weather and afternoon showers brought the perfect opportunity to test it out.
If you’re like me, an unfamiliar place on a pitch dark night can be a little intimidating. Add to that a shrill cry, unseen and off in the distance, and the experience can be downright chilling.
After the group returned to their newly renovated exhibit in late September, there was a lot of busy activity while they enjoyed the complexity of the exhibit, testing out all the new climbing structures and the interactive equipment.

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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.