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You may have watched the Bird Show before and seen Stellar, the Black Kite, or Dixie, the Whistling Kite, but hopefully you’ll soon be able to see our newest addition, Zephyr, the Brahminy Kite.
Tree Planting for Regent Honeyeaters in Capertee Valley
The reptile keepers at Taronga Zoo’s Reptile World watched five little rhinoceros iguanas hatch from their eggs in late April. So far, all of them are thriving. The keepers have successfully hatched and reared over 100 of these iguanas in the past, so they’re well-versed in the breeding and raising of this species.
At almost five months old, Seba the Red Panda cub is becoming much more confident about venturing in to his forest-themed home at the Zoo’s Rainforest Trail
Last week, frog specialists from Taronga Zoo, NSW National Parks, Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary gathered in the frosty alpine region of Mount Kosciuszko to help ensure the survival of the Critically Endangered Corroboree Frog.
Size matters? I think not. Check out Pez, our male Australian Hobby. The Australian Hobby is one of this country’s smallest raptors, second only to the Nankeen Kestrel.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Veterinarian, Benn Bryant recently visited the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra to provide veterinary assistance to an adult male Sumatran Rhino with health problems.
We learnt that in 2009, ten Little Penguins were killed by a dog then seven more were killed last year. This is bad because we found out that there are only 60 breeding pairs of penguins in Manly.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a female Giraffe calf born in the night quarters on the morning of Monday 4 April 2011.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has received a special delivery from a Zoo in Hong Kong in the form of two groups of Ring-tailed Lemurs.



Happy International Zoo Keeper Day to all of our hard working and dedicated Zoo Keepers!
During a Little Penguin release last December we accidentally let go of more than just penguins.
Our new Seal Presentation has certainly been causing a splash! Check it out this long weekend

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.