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Zoo welcomes Siamang Ape babyZoo welcomes Siamang Ape baby
Zoo welcomes Siamang Ape baby
Zoo welcomes Siamang Ape baby

A Siamang Ape baby at Taronga Western Plains Zoo has called for a vocal celebration by the Siamang Ape parents.

Posted on 26th June 2012 by Media Relations

Ord Helps Out at the Bird ShowOrd Helps Out at the Bird Show
Ord Helps Out at the Bird Show
Ord Helps Out at the Bird Show

The Taronga Bird Show’s newest feathered star is Ord, the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. Ord is currently being trained by keeper Brendan to sit on a…

Posted on 20th June 2012 by Media Relations

Expo brings Project Platypus to a closeExpo brings Project Platypus to a close
Expo brings Project Platypus to a close
Expo brings Project Platypus to a close

Project Platypus is enjoying another successful year in 2012 with students from five Dubbo schools participating in prac days at the Zoo, the…

Posted on 18th June 2012 by Media Relations

Sydney Society Supports Taronga Foundation DinnerSydney Society Supports Taronga Foundation Dinner
Sydney Society Supports Taronga Foundation Dinner
Sydney Society Supports Taronga Foundation Dinner

Sydney society turned out for wildlife at the Taronga Foundation’s annual dinner at The Ivy last night, raising $206,000 for conservation programs,…

Posted on 15th June 2012 by Media Relations

Beacon Hill Project Penguin BlogBeacon Hill Project Penguin Blog
Beacon Hill Project Penguin Blog
Beacon Hill Project Penguin Blog

We are making magnets and two folding posters. Our group helped each other by organising and cooperating. We had two people on each project. Our…

Posted on 15th June 2012 by Media Relations

Project Penguin: Manly Vale Habitat Day BlogProject Penguin: Manly Vale Habitat Day Blog
Project Penguin: Manly Vale Habitat Day Blog
Project Penguin: Manly Vale Habitat Day Blog

On the 10th of May, year five and six arrived at Little Manly and after having a quick morning tea we headed off to Little Collins Beach and up to…

Posted on 15th June 2012 by Media Relations

Kibali and Kimya's Growing ConnectionKibali and Kimya's Growing Connection
Kibali and Kimya's Growing Connection
Kibali and Kimya's Growing Connection

A couple of months have passed and Kibali and Kimya are settling in well. There has been some highs and lows with the two young gorillas getting to…

Posted on 13th June 2012 by Media Relations

Goodbye SelatanGoodbye Selatan
Goodbye Selatan
Goodbye Selatan

Keepers at the Zoo are saddened by the passing of 21 year old Selatan the Sumatran Tiger.

Posted on 12th June 2012 by Media Relations

Who’s Watching the Owls of Mosman?Who’s Watching the Owls of Mosman?
Who’s Watching the Owls of Mosman?
Who’s Watching the Owls of Mosman?

Taronga Scientist Dr Grainne Cleary wants local Mosman residents to help her watch out for Powerful Owls.

Posted on 07th June 2012 by Media Relations

Father and Son show May Birthday DifferencesFather and Son show May Birthday Differences
Father and Son show May Birthday Differences
Father and Son show May Birthday Differences

The saying goes ‘like father like son’, but one of our young black back gorillas is defiantly not taking after his relaxed and laid back father,…

Posted on 29th May 2012 by Media Relations

Zoo Takes Volunteers to Lunch for Volunteer WeekZoo Takes Volunteers to Lunch for Volunteer Week
Zoo Takes Volunteers to Lunch for Volunteer Week
Zoo Takes Volunteers to Lunch for Volunteer Week

Taronga celebrated its 550 volunteers and their incredible contribution to wild life through behavioural studies, administration, guest services and…

Posted on 29th May 2012 by Media Relations

From Italy with LoveFrom Italy with Love
From Italy with Love
From Italy with Love

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has recently welcomed the arrival of three Ring-tailed Lemurs from Rome Zoo in Italy.

Posted on 22nd May 2012 by Media Relations