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Easter finds our gorillasEaster finds our gorillas
Easter finds our gorillas
Easter finds our gorillas

Looking after Taronga’s gorillas keeps the primate team busy and always looking for new ideas to challenge them. With Easter just around the corner…

Posted on 28th March 2013 by Media Relations

Happy Sustainable Seafood DayHappy Sustainable Seafood Day
Happy Sustainable Seafood Day
Happy Sustainable Seafood Day

Happy Sustainable Seafood Day! Why should you care, I hear you ask? There will always be plenty of fish in the sea, or so the old adage goes, but is…

Posted on 15th March 2013 by Media Relations

Lasers lead the way for the Komodo DragonLasers lead the way for the Komodo Dragon
Lasers lead the way for the Komodo Dragon
Lasers lead the way for the Komodo Dragon

Visitor favourite Tuka the Komodo Dragon has been joined by two 16 month old juveniles in the exhibit next door. The two dragons arrived from Los…

Posted on 14th March 2013 by Media Relations

Cheetah takes a trip to the dentistCheetah takes a trip to the dentist
Cheetah takes a trip to the dentist
Cheetah takes a trip to the dentist

Gijima the male Cheetah at Taronga Western Plains Zoo took a trip to the dentist recently.

Posted on 14th March 2013 by Media Relations

Keeping your smaller pets activeKeeping your smaller pets active
Keeping your smaller pets active
Keeping your smaller pets active

Whether they have wings, fluffy tails or long tails, a great way in training your little one is to make special healthy treats and activities they…

Posted on 14th March 2013 by Media Relations

Students go hands-on to learn about local ecosystemsStudents go hands-on to learn about local ecosystems
Students go hands-on to learn about local ecosystems
Students go hands-on to learn about local ecosystems

Year 10 students from St John’s College converged on Sandy Beach at the Macquarie River today to learn about their local ecosystems and the…

Posted on 13th March 2013 by Media Relations

Taronga Wildlife Hospital puts Sooty Terns back on the wingTaronga Wildlife Hospital puts Sooty Terns back on the wing
Taronga Wildlife Hospital puts Sooty Terns back on the wing
Taronga Wildlife Hospital puts Sooty Terns back on the wing

Following a successful rehabilitation at the Taronga Wildlife hospital, 11 sea birds have been released off the coast of Sydney Harbour. They…

Posted on 21st February 2013 by Media Relations

Meet Jarrah the Quokka JoeyMeet Jarrah the Quokka Joey
Meet Jarrah the Quokka Joey
Meet Jarrah the Quokka Joey

Jarrah is a six month old Quokka joey which is currently being hand-raised here at Taronga by Keeper Kristal. At this age, the joey’s tiny and needs…

Posted on 17th February 2013 by Media Relations

Baby boom at the ZooBaby boom at the Zoo
Baby boom at the Zoo
Baby boom at the Zoo

Keepers were delighted a fortnight ago by the arrival of two Przewalski’s Horse foals three days apart.

Posted on 14th February 2013 by Media Relations

Mary Gets Busy with the FurnitureMary Gets Busy with the Furniture
Mary Gets Busy with the Furniture
Mary Gets Busy with the Furniture

Our female Sun Bear which is just about to turn three years old has really been busy.

Posted on 12th February 2013 by Media Relations

Beau’s spiky transformationBeau’s spiky transformation
Beau’s spiky transformation
Beau’s spiky transformation

From being a frail little puggle, Beau has grown and now looks like a real echidna!

Posted on 07th February 2013 by Media Relations

Injured Sooty Terns seek refuge at Taronga Wildlife HospitalInjured Sooty Terns seek refuge at Taronga Wildlife Hospital
Injured Sooty Terns seek refuge at Taronga Wildlife Hospital
Injured Sooty Terns seek refuge at Taronga Wildlife Hospital

In the last fortnight, 14 Sooty Terns believed to be from the Lord Howe Island Breeding colonies have been admitted to our Taronga Zoo Wildlife…

Posted on 06th February 2013 by Media Relations