Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Patrick, our Victoria Crowned Pigeon, turns a remarkable 37 years old today!
Turtle gets a helping hand
The team at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital recently farewelled a patient who had spent the previous month in care recovering from surgery to treat a nasty fish hook injury.
If you ever want to feel inspired about the future of our planet, sit down and listen to what young people have to say!
World Giraffe Day
Today is World Giraffe Day, an opportunity to raise awareness and support for giraffe conservation.
Dental check up for Black Rhino, Kalungwizi
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s female Asian Elephant, Porntip and three Black Rhinoceros were treated this week by a specialist veterinary dentist, Dr Gerard Steenkamp, from South Africa.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo Researcher Dr Neil Jordan trials his innovative idea to help protect lions in Botswana.
As we celebrate the magnificence of nature on World Environment Day on Sunday, we are asking everyone who is concerned about wildlife to take action to help deliver a sustainable future for animals and people.
Campbell’s alligator lizard is considered the most endangered species in its genus (Abronia).
The Bukit Tigapuluh Ecosystem is critical habitat for iconic fauna such as Sumatran Elephants and Sumatran Tigers.
Zebra and Onagers have made a move!

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All #VividSydney at #VividTaronga tickets are now sold out. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and became a light for the wild!
Happy #WorldOceansDay! This exhibition launching today merges art & science to raise awareness for coral reefs: https://t.co/JEMvFSmqKT
Ticket holders for this evening’s sessions will receive an email in the morning with details for ticket exchange… https://t.co/7aejBWByM2

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.