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Taronga’s Asian Elephant calves (L-R): Luk Chai, 3 y.o. and 1272kg, Pathi Harn, two and half y.o and 1034kg , and Tukta, nearly 2 y.o and 932kg take a break together. That’s a huge 3.2 tonnes of elephant calves on one log!
Some of our animals have been immortalized on Australia Post stamps to celebrate Australian Zoos and Stamp Collecting Month!
“Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” Whilst ‘Parum’ our Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo is a way off from accomplishing these feats, since moving to his new enclosure with female, ‘Salsa’ earlier this year, Parum certainly is looking fit, and may soon give Superman a run for his money.
The Boral YATZ Eco-Fair is here again! This annual event, run by the teenage volunteer zoo community, has the aim of educating our visitors about sustainable practices and various conservation campaigns, including “Fish4Life” and “They’re Calling on You”. It is running now until Friday October 5th.
Spring has come around once more, bringing with it some beautiful sunny days and clear blue skies, stimulating much activity and excitement amongst the chimp group. It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the chimpanzee group was relocated to their new Sanctuary!
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are excited that the White Rhinos are now back on display following scheduled maintenance to their exhibit.
Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital sees some very unusual road accident victims. Possums, wombats and even echidnas often fall victim to cars when crossing busy roads and end up at Taronga for care.
Taronga’s Mosman Zoo is lucky enough to have Sooty Owl chicks to call our own! These beautiful young birds hatched almost two months ago.
Taronga’s Red Pandas are quite a sight: with thick russet fur, striped bushy tails, pointed noses and soft white ears, they are highly unusual creatures! Native to Nepal, China, India and Bhutan, Red Pandas are often found at high altitudes, inhabiting dense bamboo forests in these regions. This vulnerable species is difficult to spot in the wild, so Taronga is fortunate to have two of these beautiful creatures living in their bushy exhibit, next to the Great Southern Oceans precinct.
What's your poison? The Inland Taipan is the world's most toxic snake - and there are four of them on display at Taronga Zoo.

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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.