The Galapagos Tortoise at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are enjoying new surroundings in their night house after it underwent a major transformation recently thanks to the students and teachers at the Orana Juvenile Justice Centre, Lincoln School.
We’re delighted that a juvenile male gorilla named “Kibali” from France has joined our Western Lowland Gorilla group. ‘Kibali’ is an 11 year old adolescent, known as a blackback and in years to come will lead our gorilla family as a Silverback.
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’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.