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Backyard to Bush’s new play areaBackyard to Bush’s new play area
Backyard to Bush’s new play area
Backyard to Bush’s new play area

Taronga is excited to unveil an exciting newly renovated farm playground in the much-loved Backyard to Bush precinct, just in time for the holidays!

Posted on 18th December 2012 by Media Relations

It’s all about keeping coolIt’s all about keeping cool
It’s all about keeping cool
It’s all about keeping cool

Summer has definitely arrived and with temperatures already reaching over 30 degrees most days the animals at the Zoo find different ways to keep…

Posted on 12th December 2012 by Media Relations

Spoil your special someoneSpoil your special someone
Spoil your special someone
Spoil your special someone

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and why not spoil your special someone this year with a night at the Zoo that they will never forget.

Posted on 12th December 2012 by Media Relations

A Visit To Tchindzoulou Island - CongoA Visit To Tchindzoulou Island - Congo
A Visit To Tchindzoulou Island - Congo
A Visit To Tchindzoulou Island - Congo

The Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) in the Congo first started caring for chimpanzees orphaned by the commercial, illegal…

Posted on 12th December 2012 by Media Relations

Give a bright future to wildlife this ChristmasGive a bright future to wildlife this Christmas
Give a bright future to wildlife this Christmas
Give a bright future to wildlife this Christmas

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is helping communities and wildlife in Kenya by funding 21 Wildlife Protection Rangers in the region.

Posted on 12th December 2012 by Media Relations

Update from the Great Barrier Reef – Coral CryopreservationUpdate from the Great Barrier Reef – Coral Cryopreservation
Update from the Great Barrier Reef – Coral Cryopreservation
Update from the Great Barrier Reef – Coral Cryopreservation

Manager of Research and Conservation, Dr Rebecca Spindler is currently out on the Great Barrier Reef with the Australian Institute of Marine Science…

Posted on 06th December 2012 by Media Relations

Pandy a special ratPandy a special rat
Pandy a special rat
Pandy a special rat

Keeper Wendy has been looking after a very special rat named Pandy. This isn’t your ordinary rat, but a native Australian Black-footed Tree-rat. Read…

Posted on 06th December 2012 by Media Relations

Beau the puggleBeau the puggle
Beau the puggle
Beau the puggle

Our gorgeous echidna puggle Beau is doing very well under the watchful eyes of nurses at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital. The youngster has now tripled…

Posted on 06th December 2012 by Media Relations

Safari Park up for Premier’s architecture awardSafari Park up for Premier’s architecture award
Safari Park up for Premier’s architecture award
Safari Park up for Premier’s architecture award

Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Safari Park Playground has been nominated for an inaugural Premier’s People’s Choice Award for landscape architecture.

Posted on 03rd December 2012 by Media Relations

Christmas with the cockatoos!Christmas with the cockatoos!
Christmas with the cockatoos!
Christmas with the cockatoos!

He may be used to soaring through the treetops, but no one was entirely sure how Marco the White-Tailed Black Cockatoo would react to a very…

Posted on 02nd December 2012 by Media Relations

Kitoto settling in smoothlyKitoto settling in smoothly
Kitoto settling in smoothly
Kitoto settling in smoothly

After relocating from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in early November, young giraffe Kitoto has found her bearings in the big city.

Posted on 29th November 2012 by Media Relations

New Stars at Reptile WorldNew Stars at Reptile World
New Stars at Reptile World
New Stars at Reptile World

Taronga’s Indian Star Tortoise breeding group has two new hatchlings. A total of nine Star Tortoises are now housed in the Zoo’s Reptile World, with…

Posted on 28th November 2012 by Media Relations