Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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After experiencing temperatures that reached 45 degrees in Sydney, Taronga’s Wildlife Keepers have plenty of fun ways to keep the animals cool.
Platypuses are found mainly in rivers on the east coast of Australia – and their western distribution is poorly known. So when staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital received a phone call reporting a sighting of a Platypus in Zoo grounds, they were understandably surprised!
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital is home to all manner of furry and feathered creatures at any given time. Currently, staff at the Wildlife Hospital are caring for two (very cute) baby common brushtail possums, which arrived in early November 2017.
2018 is just around the corner, and with it the promise of a fresh new year’s resolution to fulfil. Instead of half-heartedly committing to losing weight or getting fit, this year choose a resolution for the wild.
A five-week-old Boobook Owl was found orphaned at a children’s playground in Sydney’s Killara and brought to Taronga Wildlife Hospital this week.
The intrepid traveller all the way from New Zealand to Perth to Taronga is settling in very well and making friends at Taronga Zoo.
Bradley Trevor Greive is a passionate advocate for animals and an author of more than 20 books, including the heartfelt real life story of a magpie named Penguin. Here he shares why a connection with nature is so important.
Educating fishermen on the importance of the fishing cat may be key to the species survival.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s four African Lion cubs have turned one!
Taronga Wildlife Officer Jane Hall returns from a whirlwind research trip that saw her meeting with wildlife diseases experts from all over the world.

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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.