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Environmental enrichment plays a crucial role in the day to day activities of our animals and on the primate division keepers are always trying to come up with new challenges for the animals they care for. Last week we had a helping hand from Abbotsford Long Day Care Centre children who donated some of their old playground toys to the gorilla group.
Magpies have started to appear in the news with stories about swooping on pedestrians and bike riders. It’s not because they’re aggressive but they’re just being protective of their nestlings and not all of them do it.
The 27th of August marked the first birthday of Taronga’s three tiger cubs, Kembali, Sakti, and their sister Kartika.
Cockroaches, spiders, bugs – they all live at the Backyard to Bush exhibit. Along with Taronga’s koalas and kangaroos, these incredible invertebrate animals are given pride of place.
With the passing of another year, Taronga’s young Western Lowland Gorilla Mahale, shows no sign of changing the way he gets about.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo's Senior Vet, Benn Bryant recently assisted at the birth of a rare Sumatran Rhino at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary
World Rhino Day started in 2010 to raise awareness and funds for the plight of all Rhino species in the world.
Mary the Malayan Sun Bear has made the move to Taronga Zoo, and is settling into new surroundings! The boisterous two and a half year old is now on display, and can be seen exploring her new territory as she gets acquainted with Taronga’s male Sun Bear, Mr Hobbs.
What does it take to become a surrogate father to two Sooty Owl chicks? Read Grey Fisher's owl diary.
When I enter the Taronga Zoo animal hospital I hear squeaky noises. Not thinking about what I will see, I enter the room, looking around naively, until I finally notice where it comes from. Something is moving in a big yellow incubator.

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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.