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Caring for Duruga the Orphaned BatCaring for Duruga the Orphaned Bat
Caring for Duruga the Orphaned Bat
Caring for Duruga the Orphaned Bat

On the 7th of November, an orphaned baby Flying Fox called ‘Duruga’ was brought into the Taronga Wildlife Hospital and into my life. I became his ‘…

Posted on 04th January 2011 by Media Relations

Fireworks and TarongaFireworks and Taronga
Fireworks and Taronga
Fireworks and Taronga

With Taronga’s magnificent view of the Sydney skyline, many visitors ask what happens to our animals on New Year’s Eve and during other celebrations…

Posted on 31st December 2010 by Media Relations

Winter Wonderland in CanadaWinter Wonderland in Canada
Winter Wonderland in Canada
Winter Wonderland in Canada

Hi, it’s Brendan again, still on exchange in Canada, and very slowly loosing the ability to feel in each and every one of my fingers.

Posted on 29th December 2010 by Media Relations

Christmas Surprises!Christmas Surprises!
Christmas Surprises!
Christmas Surprises!

Taronga’s keepers and animal behaviouralists surprised many of the Zoo animals with Christmas-themed treats and puzzles today.

Posted on 23rd December 2010 by Media Relations

Taronga Wildlife Gets Christmas Enrichment TreatsTaronga Wildlife Gets Christmas Enrichment Treats
Taronga Wildlife Gets Christmas Enrichment Treats
Taronga Wildlife Gets Christmas Enrichment Treats

Many Zoo animals received festive treats today in a Christmas version of Taronga’s regular enrichment program.

Posted on 23rd December 2010

Taronga Western Plains Zoo animals get special treats before ChristmasTaronga Western Plains Zoo animals get special treats before Christmas
Taronga Western Plains Zoo animals get special treats before Christmas
Taronga Western Plains Zoo animals get special treats before Christmas

Christmas has come early for the Ring-tailed Lemurs which received some special treats today just before Christmas.

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by Media Relations

Duruga Digs MangoDuruga Digs Mango
Duruga Digs Mango
Duruga Digs Mango

Taronga’s surrogate bat mum, Tegan, has discovered her orphaned Grey-headed Flying Fox, Duruga, has a favourite fruit.

Posted on 22nd December 2010 by Media Relations

Cooling Down on a Warm Morning for the ElephantsCooling Down on a Warm Morning for the Elephants
Cooling Down on a Warm Morning for the Elephants
Cooling Down on a Warm Morning for the Elephants

This morning when the sun was shining and the storm was still out to the west our elephant herd were casually munching on their morning feed of palm…

Posted on 16th December 2010 by Media Relations

Youngster Defuses Tension in Chimpanzee GroupYoungster Defuses Tension in Chimpanzee Group
Youngster Defuses Tension in Chimpanzee Group
Youngster Defuses Tension in Chimpanzee Group

Often I tell people that when I was a young keeper the very last thing I wanted to do was to work with primates. Not because I did not like them but…

Posted on 14th December 2010 by Media Relations

Przewalski's Horse foal welcomed at the ZooPrzewalski's Horse foal welcomed at the Zoo
Przewalski's Horse foal welcomed at the Zoo
Przewalski's Horse foal welcomed at the Zoo

With the rain came a new arrival, a Przewalski’s Horse foal born on Wednesday, 01 December. Whilst officially this was the first day of summer, the…

Posted on 13th December 2010 by Media Relations

Zoo open and accessible by roadZoo open and accessible by road
Zoo open and accessible by road
Zoo open and accessible by road

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is open for business as usual despite heavy rain and flooding in the region.

Posted on 10th December 2010 by Media Relations

Girl Guides Present Cheque to Taronga Zoo Chimpanzee ExhibitionGirl Guides Present Cheque to Taronga Zoo Chimpanzee Exhibition
Girl Guides Present Cheque to Taronga Zoo Chimpanzee Exhibition
Girl Guides Present Cheque to Taronga Zoo Chimpanzee Exhibition

Today the Girl Guides State Commissioner, Belinda Allen, presented a cheque for $19,250 to the Taronga Foundation, continuing their 18 years of…

Posted on 09th December 2010