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Little ‘Twigga’ is a young Short-beaked Echidna currently being cared for by Taronga Wildlife Hospital Nurse, Annabelle.
The youngest of Taronga’s chimpanzees, Sule has a special spot for for all of the keepers that look after him.
It’s April Fool’s Day and in the animal kingdom many species are great at using camouflage to fool their natural predators.
For the first time, Taronga Zoo has been able to record the remarkable development of a Swamp Wallaby joey from just two weeks of age. About six and a half months ago Australian Fauna Keeper Lyn with Zoo photographer Lorinda started photographing the finger-sized joey once a week.
On Saturday 5th March we took to the streets of Sydney in style to celebrate diversity in the 2011 Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade
Saturday 9 April is a celebration of mammoth proportions. Actually it’s an Elebration because Cuddles, the Zoo’s African Elephant, is turning 40!
Students from five schools across Dubbo and Wellington have come together at Sandy Beach in Dubbo along the Macquarie River all in the name of the iconic animal the Platypus.
Taronga Zoo is supporting Earth Hour again this year at both our Zoos, including a special dedication to the event during our Twilight Concert. Taronga gets involved to show support and raise awareness for sustainability, our planet and our wildlife.
After our Bird Show, it is not uncommon that people will come down and ask us just how we train our birds. How do we get them to display their amazing behaviours? And, how is it that they do not fly away? The answer is easy, positive reinforcement.
On Sustainable Seafood Day (18th March 2011), we’re excited about the announcement by Woolworths to stock certified sustainable seafood. This makes it even easier for our supporters and shoppers to make informed choices and help keep our oceans healthy. The full Woolworths’ announcement is here.

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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.