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A Zoo themed special will air tonight on Catalyst, ABC 1 at 8:00pm.
The Youth at the Zoo got their hands dirty for Clean Up Australia Day.
Australia’s best-selling author, Bryce Courtenay will be on hand at ‘Raising Rhinos,’ Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Fundraising Ball on Saturday 7 May 2011.
As a Media Officer for Taronga Zoo, one of the greatest things about my job is working closely with our keepers to let the world know about the animals they care for.
The youngest member of our Gorilla group, Kipenzi, is doing well and at only six weeks old, is growing fast.
Breeding season is coming to end and our penguin colony has now grown to 71 Little Penguins. Fourteen of the penguins born this year have already joined in with the adults and another five are in the penguin crèche learning to feed from Keepers.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Tasmanian Devils are into their fourth breeding season since arriving at the Zoo in late 2007.
Yesterday was another highly successful moment in our work to trim our youngest giraffe, Jimiyu’s, hooves.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed an Eland calf on Tuesday 1 February 2011. The little female is doing very well and has already started to mingle with the older calves from last year’s breeding season.
A special celebration is taking place today for Kufara the Black Rhino which turns one this week! Kufara was born on Thursday 17 February 2010 to first-time mother Bakhita and is the second generation of Black Rhinos to be born at the 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.