Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video
This afternoon visitors were lucky to see our two juvenile Francois Langur’s, Keo-co and Tam Dao literally hanging around their tropically-themed exhibit.
Say “wolverine” to most people and it will probably conjure up images of Hugh Jackman with retractable metal claws, but the real creature that inspired the character is far more impressive.
“What’s NAIDOC?”
Today, 800 primary and secondary students gathered at Taronga Zoo to show off their exciting creations for the Project Penguin Expo.
Today, Cuddles and her keepers made their mark ‘For The Wild.’
At Taronga, we believe that wildlife and people can share this planet.
A Siamang Ape baby at Taronga Western Plains Zoo has called for a vocal celebration by the Siamang Ape parents.
Taronga has welcomed a magnificent male Snow Leopard named “Khumbu”.
The Taronga Bird Show’s newest feathered star is Ord, the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. Ord is currently being trained by keeper Brendan to sit on a specially designed box to take coin and note donations from visitors after the show.
Project Platypus is enjoying another successful year in 2012 with students from five Dubbo schools participating in prac days at the Zoo, the Cultural Centre, at Sandy Beach along the Macquarie River and at their schools.



Did you know all Francois’ Langurs like Nangua are born with bright orange hair?
Canadian smuggler had 51 turtles in his pants when he tried to cross border via
Zarafa couldn’t resist a cheeky drink on a hot day while keeper Jimmy was trying to clean. Photo by Anne Fawcett.

Public Notices

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.
Taronga's male elephant Luk Chai is being seen by an expert elephant dentist tomorrow to check out his teeth and tusks. Luk Chai has especially small brittle tusks which, through normal play he damages and has suffered recurrent infections.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.