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Kuma's boy learns how to hangKuma's boy learns how to hang
Kuma's boy learns how to hang
Kuma's boy learns how to hang

The past few weeks have seen Kuma’s newborn infant become steadily more familiar with life within the chimpanzee community here at Taronga Zoo.

Posted on 14th November 2013 by Media Relations

Keepers step in to care for Addax orphanKeepers step in to care for Addax orphan
Keepers step in to care for Addax orphan
Keepers step in to care for Addax orphan

Keepers have stepped in to hand raised a male Addax calf after its mother became ill and subsequently passed away after giving birth.

Posted on 14th November 2013 by Media Relations

Play like a Lemur at Taronga these school holidaysPlay like a Lemur at Taronga these school holidays
Play like a Lemur at Taronga these school holidays
Play like a Lemur at Taronga these school holidays

Taronga Zoo’s eight lively Ring-tailed Lemurs will be swinging into action these summer school holidays, as they settle into the zoo’s new Lemur…

Posted on 14th November 2013

Red-tailed Phascogales JoeysRed-tailed Phascogales Joeys
Red-tailed Phascogales Joeys
Red-tailed Phascogales Joeys

Tucked away in a breeding enclosure, one of the smallest animals in the zoo has just quietly produced the newest generation of tiny offspring. Red-…

Posted on 13th November 2013 by Media Relations

Breeding success for Cheetah in DubboBreeding success for Cheetah in Dubbo
Breeding success for Cheetah in Dubbo
Breeding success for Cheetah in Dubbo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has welcomed three Cheetah cubs born in the early hours of 25 October 2013.

Posted on 13th November 2013

Fennec Fox kits at Taronga ZooFennec Fox kits at Taronga Zoo
Fennec Fox kits at Taronga Zoo
Fennec Fox kits at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo is celebrating the arrival of three Fennec Fox kits to parents Zinder and Kebilli, which are now on display for visitors to see.

Posted on 10th November 2013 by Media Relations

Decorating rhino sculptures well under wayDecorating rhino sculptures well under way
Decorating rhino sculptures well under way
Decorating rhino sculptures well under way

Students from Orana Heights Public School in Dubbo are wild for Rhinos and have been busy decorating their rhino sculpture ready for the trail!

Posted on 08th November 2013 by Media Relations

Ain’t nothing but a rat race!Ain’t nothing but a rat race!
Ain’t nothing but a rat race!
Ain’t nothing but a rat race!

Given its namesake, it’s not surprising that Taronga’s Bird Show boasts a wide variety of birds, from hawks to parrots to vultures and even chickens…

Posted on 06th November 2013 by Media Relations

Bandicoot bushfire survivor recovers at TarongaBandicoot bushfire survivor recovers at Taronga
Bandicoot bushfire survivor recovers at Taronga
Bandicoot bushfire survivor recovers at Taronga

Taronga Zoo veterinarians have applied a fresh set of bandages to one of the smaller victims of the NSW bushfires – a bandicoot with burns on all…

Posted on 05th November 2013 by Media Relations

An abundance of spring joeys on the wayAn abundance of spring joeys on the way
An abundance of spring joeys on the way
An abundance of spring joeys on the way

Spring has sprung at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and many tiny faces are starting to emerge from deep within the pouches of their mothers.

Posted on 03rd November 2013 by Media Relations

New Tasmanian Devil joey brings more hope at TarongaNew Tasmanian Devil joey brings more hope at Taronga
New Tasmanian Devil joey brings more hope at Taronga
New Tasmanian Devil joey brings more hope at Taronga

Taronga’s new Tasmanian Devil joey got its first health check this week.

Posted on 31st October 2013 by Media Relations

Taronga Welcomes New Baby ChimpTaronga Welcomes New Baby Chimp
Taronga Welcomes New Baby Chimp
Taronga Welcomes New Baby Chimp

The excitement continues for Taronga’s Primate keepers since the birth of a healthy chimpanzee baby 12 days ago!

Posted on 29th October 2013 by Media Relations