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Behind the scenes at Black RhinoBehind the scenes at Black Rhino
Behind the scenes at Black Rhino
Behind the scenes at Black Rhino

Come behind the scenes at Black Rhino and learn about the what the Zoo's keepers and veterinary team are doing to help this species.

Posted on 10th July 2013 by Media Relations

Volunteers talk platypus conservation at Taronga ZooVolunteers talk platypus conservation at Taronga Zoo
Volunteers talk platypus conservation at Taronga Zoo
Volunteers talk platypus conservation at Taronga Zoo

What does the Platypus and the Opera House have in common? Give up? Well visitors to Taronga Zoo are finding out thanks to some volunteers who have…

Posted on 10th July 2013 by Media Relations

Protected birds fall victim to gunshot woundsProtected birds fall victim to gunshot wounds
Protected birds fall victim to gunshot wounds
Protected birds fall victim to gunshot wounds

Over the past four months Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital has seen a number of injured birds relating to gunshot wounds.

Posted on 09th July 2013 by Media Relations

Indigenous Discovery Host presents NAIDOC Free-flight Bird ShowIndigenous Discovery Host presents NAIDOC Free-flight Bird Show
Indigenous Discovery Host presents NAIDOC Free-flight Bird Show
Indigenous Discovery Host presents NAIDOC Free-flight Bird Show

As one of Taronga Zoo’s Indigenous Discovery Hosts, I have been given the amazing privilege of co-presenting a specially written and adapted Taronga…

Posted on 09th July 2013 by Media Relations

Leopard Seal SerenadeLeopard Seal Serenade
Leopard Seal Serenade
Leopard Seal Serenade

The soulful sounds of a saxophone echoed across the Zoo this morning, when Steve, one of the Elephant Keepers put on a solo performance for Casey our…

Posted on 05th July 2013 by Media Relations

Sounds of the Saxophone for Taronga’s Leopard SealSounds of the Saxophone for Taronga’s Leopard Seal
Sounds of the Saxophone for Taronga’s Leopard Seal
Sounds of the Saxophone for Taronga’s Leopard Seal

Leopard Seal Casey woke to the jazz sounds of a saxophone at Taronga Zoo this morning thanks to Elephant Keeper Steve. In conjunction with the…

Posted on 05th July 2013

Look at who emerged from the pouchLook at who emerged from the pouch
Look at who emerged from the pouch
Look at who emerged from the pouch

Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo have recently observed a male koala joey fully emerging from mum Lilli Pilli's pouch.

Posted on 04th July 2013 by Media Relations

Platypus’ hidden worldPlatypus’ hidden world
Platypus’ hidden world
Platypus’ hidden world

You may have seen the massive tanks that house Taronga’s Platypus at Wild Australia, but you’d never guess what infrastructure lies above it. A…

Posted on 03rd July 2013 by Media Relations

Wild activities for petsWild activities for pets
Wild activities for pets
Wild activities for pets

At Taronga there are three main type of enrichment activities we give the animals to keep them happy and active. They are smell and food based…

Posted on 03rd July 2013 by Media Relations

Otter trioOtter trio
Otter trio
Otter trio

Taronga’s Small -clawed Otters which live along the Rainforest Trail are always great fun to watch. There never seems to be a quiet moment as they’re…

Posted on 03rd July 2013 by Media Relations

Giraffe begins journey to New ZealandGiraffe begins journey to New Zealand
Giraffe begins journey to New Zealand
Giraffe begins journey to New Zealand

On a foggy morning in Dubbo, staff from Taronga Western Plains Zoo arrived early to prepare to load nine month old Giraffe, Fanana on a truck ready…

Posted on 03rd July 2013 by Media Relations

Kibali a year on...Kibali a year on...
Kibali a year on...
Kibali a year on...

A year ago Kibali our new adolescent gorilla arrived at Taronga Zoo from France. A year on, Kibali has celebrated another birthday in March turning…

Posted on 02nd July 2013 by Media Relations