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Did you know that two of Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Elephants can paint?
It’s just over two years since Taronga became home to 10 wild caught quokkas from Rottnest Island, West Australia, and they’ve certainly settled in producing five tiny joeys!
On the 7th of November, an orphaned baby Flying Fox called ‘Duruga’ was brought into the Taronga Wildlife Hospital and into my life. I became his ‘mother’.
With Taronga’s magnificent view of the Sydney skyline, many visitors ask what happens to our animals on New Year’s Eve and during other celebrations which involve fireworks on the Harbour.
Hi, it’s Brendan again, still on exchange in Canada, and very slowly loosing the ability to feel in each and every one of my fingers.
Taronga’s keepers and animal behaviouralists surprised many of the Zoo animals with Christmas-themed treats and puzzles today.
Christmas has come early for the Ring-tailed Lemurs which received some special treats today just before Christmas.
Taronga’s surrogate bat mum, Tegan, has discovered her orphaned Grey-headed Flying Fox, Duruga, has a favourite fruit.
This morning when the sun was shining and the storm was still out to the west our elephant herd were casually munching on their morning feed of palm trunks.
Often I tell people that when I was a young keeper the very last thing I wanted to do was to work with primates. Not because I did not like them but I felt they would be to hard to understand, too complex, too difficult.

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Public Notices

Taronga Zoo advises that an item sold during the recent Vivid festival at the Zoo poses a potential hazard if broken apart.
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.