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Taronga Wildlife Hospital staff today returned eight healthy Little Penguins to the ocean at Long Reef.
On Saturday 9 April, the Zoo held a celebration of mammoth proportions for Cuddles the African Elephant’s 40th birthday.
Imagine going to the front door to get your morning paper and finding a baby bandicoot on your front lawn! This is how Basil the long-nosed bandicoot came to Taronga Zoo.
Taronga Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male Red Panda cub, the 45th of the vulnerable species to be born at the Zoo since 1977.
Today Taronga’s two Sunbears, ‘Victoria’ and ‘Mr. Hobbs’, helped get their teeth cleaned.
Little ‘Twigga’ is a young Short-beaked Echidna currently being cared for by Taronga Wildlife Hospital Nurse, Annabelle.
Taronga’s three young male bilbies, Dougall, Sparky and Yippee, got a head start on Easter this year enjoying their favourite ‘chocolate’ …. mealworms and crickets!
The youngest of Taronga’s chimpanzees, Sule has a special spot for for all of the keepers that look after him.
It’s April Fool’s Day and in the animal kingdom many species are great at using camouflage to fool their natural predators.
For the first time, Taronga Zoo has been able to record the remarkable development of a Swamp Wallaby joey from just two weeks of age. About six and a half months ago Australian Fauna Keeper Lyn with Zoo photographer Lorinda started photographing the finger-sized joey once a week.

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Climate change may push a sixth of species to extinction, a new study finds http://t.co/RKHksbodvK via @smh
Today we hosted a symposium to discuss ways to promote the use of segregated certified sustainable Palm Oil. http://t.co/S9TRXR5ZwG
Taronga is proud supporter of two @WhitleyAwards winners Arnaud Desbiez and Inaoyom Imong. Congratulations to both! http://t.co/TLh09HWlos

Public Notices

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.
Taronga’s commitment to all animals in its care includes the provision of a stimulating and rich environment full of challenges and activities.