Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Students at Macquarie Anglican Grammar School have been busy getting creative as part of Project Platypus.
Today we met our mentors for the first time. It was really exciting. This is what we are doing.
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are doing something odd in the name of Cheetah Conservation
Angus is a Rufous Owl, and up until recently, was one of the stars of our QBE Free-Flight Bird Show.
As the temperatures started to fall and the first of June arrived many people wondered what our animals do in winter to keep warm.
Taronga Zoo's Senior Vet, Larry, recently helped relocate two Brown Bears from tiny cagwes in Poland.
You wouldn’t think that Funnel-web spiders would ever make use of a paintbrush, but they’re an important tool for spider hygiene.
At Bird Show we are currently training two new additions for our show, Major Mitchell Cockatoos, ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’. ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’, hatched in October of last year and so have a lot of learning and growing up to do.
Jane Goodall visits our chimp group in 2011 to announce the latest chapter in Taronga's long partnership.
Today the staff got together support The Biggest Morning Tea at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
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.