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If you've been to Taronga recently you most likely saw the elephants and probably the giraffes, but did you see one of our smaller residents which has the ability to walk on water?
In case you don’t know who I am yet, I’m Brendan, a bird trainer from Taronga Zoo, who has spent the last 10 months on a keeper exchange to Toronto Zoo, Canada.
It’s exactly a year since Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos joined the “Don’t Palm Us Off’ campaign.
In the last six weeks one of our Bowerbirds has produced not one, but two clutches of chicks. I was lucky enough to witness the saga right from the beginning.
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have been selling Tiger themed calendars across the latter half of 2010 to help raise funds for programs that assist Tigers in the wild.
These school holidays the Zoo Adventurers have gone undercover as their favourite goblins, elves, fairies and trolls to track down the dragon that has been hiding out in the Zoo.
Our Gorilla group has expanded from eight to nine, and our Primate keepers witnessed the whole birth!
There has been a changing of the guard in Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Otter group.
‘Kambiri’, our Pygmy Hippo calf, is an absolute water baby. She spends most of her day bobbing up and down in her waterhole with Mum, ‘Petre’, only coming out when it’s time to eat. At a healthy 50 kilograms, eating is her second favourite pastime!
A koala jumping from branch to branch is something that most people are surprised to see but it’s something that happens often.



Canadian smuggler had 51 turtles in his pants when he tried to cross border via
Zarafa couldn’t resist a cheeky drink on a hot day while keeper Jimmy was trying to clean. Photo by Anne Fawcett.
Keepers at #TarongaWesternPlainsZoo have been providing care to a remarkable Cheetah cub!

Public Notices

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.
Taronga's male elephant Luk Chai is being seen by an expert elephant dentist tomorrow to check out his teeth and tusks. Luk Chai has especially small brittle tusks which, through normal play he damages and has suffered recurrent infections.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.