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Shoulder to Shoulder - day eight
It’s day eight of the Shoulder to Shoulder journey and we have experienced our first wet, rainy day of walking. Over the past few days we have passed through and camped at Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve, ‘Hilview’ Bylong, Kerrabee Homestead and we have now arrived in Denman.
Milawa the Koala joey
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo spotted a second Koala joey emerging from its mother’s pouch this month.
Kibibi turns two
There was a cause for celebration this month as Kibibi, the ‘not so little’ Hippo calf turned two.
Tukta was the last calf born at Taronga Zoo almost 6 years ago, but that will soon change.
Shoulder to Shoulder - Day five
It’s day five and we have passed through some amazing country over the past few days. The beautiful green pasture from the recent rain is just so vibrant and colourful. We are seeing lots of wildlife along the way including goannas, birds and echidnas.
Walking on day two
The first day of Shoulder to Shoulder was really good. Apart from the fact that we had to make some changes due to the recent rainfall, and an area that we were going to go through was submerged in water, it’s been great!
Working with rhinos
The relationships our keepers have with the rhinos in their care is so important. It take time, dedication and commitment to develop these relationships with animals.
It is not just the ‘bear necessities’ of food, night nests and climbing that is daring Mr Hobbs to be a bear.
Neil Jordan adding a tracking collar
Zoo Conservation Biologist, Dr Neil Jordan provides an update from the field about the unique i-cow project which is hoping to reduce human-animal conflict in Africa.
International Vulture Awareness Day casts the spotlight on these often misunderstood birds.

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Public Notices

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.