Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Keepers measure Taronga's Green Anaconda
Green Anacondas can grow to be the heaviest snakes in the world, with reports of some reaching close to nine metres and weighing in at nearly 250kg!
Wedge-tailed Eagle Gina
For many of us, getting around is taken for granted. We start crawling, and then eventually start walking. Our level of skill increases with both time and experience, and even then some of us are more graceful than others.
Tom the Ring-tailed possum has built his own nest to keep warm.
Clever little Tom, the Ring-tailed possum, has built his own nest to keep warm this winter.
Zoo Adventures July 2014
Over the past two weeks Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s school holiday program, Zoo Adventures was brimming with eager children keen to learn about animals and the environment, and to participate in some games and art and craft sessions.
Release tubs for Southern Corroboree Frog tadpoles
Keepers from Taronga Zoo recently returned from Kosciuszko National Park where they released hundreds of Southern Corroboree Frog eggs after another successful breeding season.
Keeper, Stu with Taronga's young male Komodo Dragon
Taronga Zoo’s reptile keepers have taken on the exciting role of taming dragons!
Lima the Siamang Ape turns two
Recently, Lima the Siamang Ape celebrated turning two years old and is now very independent.
Giraffe Bachelors
There are some new kids on the block out on the African Savannah with Giraffe males, Njanu and Kindu, joining our resident bachelor boys, Mbala and Alonge.
World Giraffe Day
As World Giraffe Day, 21 June, draws closer it gives us time to reflect on the achievements we have made for the conservation for this iconic species here at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
The Humpback Whale migration has begun. Photo by Ady D’Ettorre
The east Australian Humpback whale migration has begun and Taronga’s Marine Mammal Department has been fortunate enough to get amongst it, thanks to an exciting new partnership with Captain Cook Cruises.

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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.