Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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We’re celebrating our 35th birthday! That’s 35 years of memories at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
With the boom of online social networking sites, odds are you know a dating couple who met online. But did you know that zoos have a network too for matchmaking their animals?
After eight weeks settling in to their new home, our four Tasmanian devil joeys are becoming bolder. The three males and the little female have been moved into the Urban Impact enclosure at the Tasmanian Devil Breeding Centre.
French Rugby Union’s Sebastien Chabal known by all as ‘The Caveman’ came to Taronga Zoo today to fulfil a wish to meet some of Australia’s native wildlife.
Western Lowland Gorillas are critically endangered, with wild gorilla numbers down by 80%.
If you’re planning to come and watch the Ausgrid Seal Show any time soon, there’s one little seal that’s sure to impress. While this particular seal might be small compared to the other seals, Ronnie is certainly a star in his own right.
Bleary-eyed at 6:30am on a Sunday morning, the Flying Komodos began to build their force on the water’s edge of Darling Harbour in what was going to be a very big day of Dragon Boat racing.
Meet the newest ‘star’ at our Reptile World! Not only is the hatchling a Star Tortoise, but this is only the second time Taronga’s Reptile Keepers have bred this species in 30 years.
Colourful gifts soon to stock our shelves are ensuring a bright future for wildlife in Northern Kenya. How? Next time you visit one of our Zoos you can purchase stunning traditional beadwork made by women in remote Kenyan communities. These communities rely on livestock to survive, but this livestock competes with local wildlife like giraffe and zebra for food and water. The beads provide an alternative income.
Moving house can be a busy time for even the most organised of people, so when it came time for our Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroos to move into their brand new home, we wanted to make it as smooth as possible!

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We've just been awarded gold at the #NSW #Sustainability Advantage Awards. Well done team! https://t.co/CNzZsnPn1xhttps://t.co/EA7gg6oPIo
All #VividSydney at #VividTaronga tickets are now sold out. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and became a light for the wild!
Happy #WorldOceansDay! This exhibition launching today merges art & science to raise awareness for coral reefs: https://t.co/JEMvFSmqKT

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.