Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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After relocating from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in early November, young giraffe Kitoto has found her bearings in the big city.
Taronga’s Indian Star Tortoise breeding group has two new hatchlings. A total of nine Star Tortoises are now housed in the Zoo’s Reptile World, with the four juveniles still too young for display being cared for off exhibit.
Spoil your fur-children this Christmas with some festive puzzles to keep them busy. Keeper Deb from Taronga's Carnivore team shared her craft tips about making enriching treats for your beloved pets.
From the bottom of my heart, I just want to let everyone know how extremely grateful I am for all the love and support that was sent to me during my recovery process. The well wishes, cards, flowers, and gifts from friends, family and even complete strangers meant so much to me, and I truly believe it led to my speedy recovery. I want to extend a special thank you to my work mates, who attended to me immediately and handled the situation with total professionalism and compassion.
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.

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Happy #WorldOceansDay! This exhibition launching today merges art & science to raise awareness for coral reefs: https://t.co/JEMvFSmqKT
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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.