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It is hard to believe that already two years has passed since Australia’s first elephant calf was born. Today, the 4th of July is Luk Chai’s 2nd birthday!!
Artist and teacher Michael Herron visited Taronga Western Plains Zoo as part of the Taronga Foundation’s Artist in Residence program.
If wild populations of Sumatran Tigers didn’t already face enough threats, new road construction may be another risk.
On 29 June 30 Little Penguins took flight for Germany’s Wuppertal Zoo from Taronga’s Great Southern Oceans exhibit. Although the actual flying was done on a commercial aircraft, the move established the first coordinated global breeding program for Little Penguins outside Australia and was possible due to the outstanding success of the Zoo’s breeding programs for the tiny aquatic birds.
Our four Oriental Small-clawed otters not only like to be kept busy, but they like to have fun too! Our family of otters consists of Dad “Arnie”, named after Arnold Schwarzenegger because he looked big, strong and muscular. The other three otters are his off-spring. The eldest is female Bising with younger brothers Soa and Houdini.
The 3rd project day was an amazing day, we added the final touches to our project (we think it looks awesome)
It’s now over 15 months since we released these almost-extinct birds back to their Ironbark Forest habitat at Chiltern, in Victoria, as part of the recovery program and it has flown over 100 kilometres to Holbrook! This is the second bird to be spotted alive and well over a year after the release. The first bird is still being recorded in Chiltern mixing with wild Regents.
NJ, the Galapagos Tortoise hatchling is growing well, with keepers now introducing some new 'furniture' into the enclosure.
Students at Macquarie Anglican Grammar School have been busy getting creative as part of Project Platypus.
Today we met our mentors for the first time. It was really exciting. This is what we are doing.



Climate change affects wildlife too! Join us March today. Starts 12.30 at the Domain #ClimateMarch
He may be only 10 months old, but little Balla already knows how to strike a pose!
Orphaned possum Bettina has outgrown her soft toy kangaroo and is nearly ready to be returned to the wild!

Public Notices

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.
Taronga is having an important safety evacuation drill after 3pm on Monday 8 December and all staff and visitors will be evacuated.