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There was a different bird on the tarmac of the Dubbo airport over the weekend, when a QantasLink plane featuring images of Rhinos and Giraffes flew in on Saturday morning to celebrate the Zoo’s 35th birthday.
It is hard to believe that just one year ago NJ the Galapagos Tortoise hatchling created history when it hatched and became the first Galapagos Tortoise hatchling in Australasia.
The three Meerkat pups born in February this year have recently started to emerge from their den. The pups are very bold, venturing out much earlier than other litters.
It was fitting that Nala made her debut at our Ausgrid Seal Show on Sustainable Seafood Day as she’ll play an important role in educating our Zoo visitors about making seafood choices to keep our oceans healthy. After all, Nala and her wild cousins need Fish4Life too!!
In just one short week, the Beads for Wildlife campaign has already generated a lot of interest with many visitors keen to purchase a piece of beadwork knowing that it will support communities and wildlife in Northern Kenya.
Travel writers from newspapers, the travel industry and online are coming to Dubbo this weekend to write about Zoofari Lodge.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is investigating the recent deaths of White Rhinos in the Zoo herd.
You may remember ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’ from their earlier blog; they might look like giant marshmallows, but these two Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos are being trained for free-flight at the Bird Show.
Happy birthday to our ‘miracle’ calf Pathi Harn! Two years have flown by since we were in awe of when Porntip gave birth to Pathi Harn. The youngster defied the odds and is now thriving!
This year’s Leap Day, on February 29th, we’re hopping into Amphibian Ark’s Leap Day 2012 to spot light some of the success stories we have to tell about our frog conservation programs.

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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.