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As the temperatures started to fall and the first of June arrived many people wondered what our animals do in winter to keep warm.
Taronga Zoo's Senior Vet, Larry, recently helped relocate two Brown Bears from tiny cagwes in Poland.
You wouldn’t think that Funnel-web spiders would ever make use of a paintbrush, but they’re an important tool for spider hygiene.
At Bird Show we are currently training two new additions for our show, Major Mitchell Cockatoos, ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’. ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’, hatched in October of last year and so have a lot of learning and growing up to do.
Jane Goodall visits our chimp group in 2011 to announce the latest chapter in Taronga's long partnership.
Today the staff got together support The Biggest Morning Tea at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
After six months of care with me, Mirrhi has moved to a rehabilitation centre on the NSW south coast to prepare her for release back into the wild.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomes a Galapagos Tortoise hatchling, the first to be born in Australasia
On Monday 23rd of May, Yrs 5 & 6 went to Manly for Habitat Day for Project Penguin. When we arrived we went to Collins Flat Beach and did a beach map, a survey of the beach and bush regeneration.
François Leaf-monkey Keo-co was born in late January. Since this time he has grown up fast.



Echidnas like our photogenic friend Rudi don't have teeth, but their amazing snouts can sense insects.
RT : We call this 'koala lego' - because these furry little fellows like to stick together! Photo: in Dubbo
Thought we otter share another great photo of the new pups at #TarongaWesternPlainsZoo.

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.