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Visitors to the zoo will often spend a good portion of their day at “Chimpanzee Sanctuary” observing the group, perhaps marvelling at their incredible climbing skills or laughing at their slapstick comedy routines.
NJ the Galapagos Tortoise hatchling is growing…albeit slowly, but that’s normal for these tortoises.
The Sydney Funnel-web is considered the most venomous spider in the world, are we really in that much danger?
Human-tiger conflict is sadly a big issue in several parts of the world. Our Sumatran tigers are great ambassadors for their species, and Taronga is helping out with programmes designed to safeguard the future of tigers worldwide.
It’s an exciting time for our gorilla family - our youngest gorilla Kipenzi is growing up. Over the last few weeks keepers have been fortunate enough to see Kipenzi growing, not only in size, but in confidence.
Like Ord before him, Fitzroy, a member of our Sulphur-crested Cockatoo flock, is gearing up for something new at the Bird Show. With their yellow crests and raucous squawks, it is easy to see why these parrots are known as being loud and energetic, embodying the stereotypic concept of Aussie larrikin antics.
I never thought I would be writing a blog from the Republic of Congo, but this is where I will call home for a few months. A pair of our keepers have travelled to Tchimpounga, a Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Africa. Follow their journey here.
Taronga staff are very excited to have welcomed a new female Giraffe to the Sydney herd. Kitoto is a two-year-old that has grown up at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.
Today, Kitoto the giraffe embarked on a big trip from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, her new home.
It’s not every day you get spat on by a dinosaur, but students from Richmond North Public School had a Dilophosaurus do exactly that to them and enjoyed every minute of it.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
Taronga Zoo advises that an item sold during the recent Vivid festival at the Zoo poses a potential hazard if broken apart.
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.