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Chimps celebrate birthday milestonesChimps celebrate birthday milestones
Chimps celebrate birthday milestones
Chimps celebrate birthday milestones

The past month has been a busy one for Taronga’s chimpanzee community, with two of our younger chimps celebrating birthdays.

Posted on 18th March 2014 by Media Relations

Penguin pals ready to return to the wildPenguin pals ready to return to the wild
Penguin pals ready to return to the wild
Penguin pals ready to return to the wild

They arrived at Taronga Wildlife Hospital separately, but two Little Penguins are preparing to return to the wild together this week.

Posted on 17th March 2014 by Media Relations

Squirrel Monkeys EverywhereSquirrel Monkeys Everywhere
Squirrel Monkeys Everywhere
Squirrel Monkeys Everywhere

Taronga Zoo has recently received 12 female Squirrel Monkeys from a Zoo in France.

Posted on 16th March 2014 by Media Relations

Glider breeding colony is going strongGlider breeding colony is going strong
Glider breeding colony is going strong
Glider breeding colony is going strong

Keepers carried out a full census of Taronga’s feathertail glider collection last month and were delighted to see our successful breeding colony is…

Posted on 14th March 2014 by Media Relations

Seal Show stars enjoy a break at Seal CoveSeal Show stars enjoy a break at Seal Cove
Seal Show stars enjoy a break at Seal Cove
Seal Show stars enjoy a break at Seal Cove

This week will see a fur seal invasion of Taronga’s Great Southern Oceans’ Seal Cove exhibit!

Posted on 10th March 2014 by Media Relations

Meet the masters of disguiseMeet the masters of disguise
Meet the masters of disguise
Meet the masters of disguise

We’ve been breeding a number of baby Spiny Leaf Insects at Backyard to Bush. Interestingly, these little creatures are not classified as true leaf…

Posted on 05th March 2014 by Media Relations

Pin-up chickPin-up chick
Pin-up chick
Pin-up chick

When we last checked in with our Andean Condor chick, she weighed 3600 grams at just under two months. Now after three months, she is an incredible…

Posted on 27th February 2014 by Media Relations

Final penguin chick enters the crècheFinal penguin chick enters the crèche
Final penguin chick enters the crèche
Final penguin chick enters the crèche

The final chick for Taronga Zoo’s 2013-2014 Little Penguin breeding season is in our crèche learning to hand feed, making a total of 20 for the…

Posted on 25th February 2014 by Media Relations

Vale Casey the Leopard SealVale Casey the Leopard Seal
Vale Casey the Leopard Seal
Vale Casey the Leopard Seal

We are very saddened by the passing of Casey the Leopard Seal.

Posted on 20th February 2014 by Media Relations

Turtles hatch and releaseTurtles hatch and release
Turtles hatch and release
Turtles hatch and release

Staff at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital watched in delight recently as seven Eastern Long-necked Turtle hatchlings emerged from their…

Posted on 20th February 2014 by Media Relations

One-eyed Tortuga proves a hit with visitorsOne-eyed Tortuga proves a hit with visitors
One-eyed Tortuga proves a hit with visitors
One-eyed Tortuga proves a hit with visitors

He may be missing an eye, but that hasn’t hurt Tortuga’s appeal with zoo visitors.

Posted on 10th February 2014 by Media Relations

Vale Jasiri the African LionVale Jasiri the African Lion
Vale Jasiri the African Lion
Vale Jasiri the African Lion

We are very much saddened by the passing of Jasiri the African Lion. Jasiri has been at Taronga Western Plains Zoo since 2002 and was popular amongst…

Posted on 05th February 2014 by Media Relations