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Taronga’s chimpanzees are completing health screening in their exhibit.
Lubutu, the group’s dominant male, has taken to asserting himself this week, letting all in the near vicinity know exactly who is boss! He impresses the group with large and very loud displays of his strength and power. As he watches over his family, many a Chimp will come to him for comfort and support when the time comes for them to move back to their renovated exhibit.
Find out what one of our school teachers is doing in Sri Lanka to help local communities and wild elephants.
In recent decades, hundreds of amphibian species around the world have rapidly declined or disappeared due to a number of threats including exotic disease and habitat loss
Taronga’s Australian Nightlife Keepers got a surprise during a Yellow-bellied Glider’s routine check-up when Zoo vets noticed that the female was carrying a tiny joey in her pouch!
People often look at me a bit oddly when I say that I love vultures but I don’t see what’s not to love! Saturday September 3 is International Vulture Awareness day and despite the fact that Australia doesn’t have any native vultures, Aussies need to be aware of their importance and their plight in the wild.
A lucky juvenile Green Turtle splashed back into the ocean at Port Stephens this week after lifesaving care at Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital.
Approximately 195 students from eight schools in the Dubbo region converged on Taronga Western Plains Zoo yesterday to participate in the second round of Project Platypus at the Experts Day.
Taronga’s Mav, the seal, and Michie, the Sea-lion, showed all of us today just how easy it is to stop rubbish getting into the waterways.
Just four weeks ago we were excited to arrive at work and see that Umi, the Zoo’s resident female Meerkat had given birth to three little pups.

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Public Notices

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.
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.