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You may remember ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’ from their earlier blog; they might look like giant marshmallows, but these two Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos are being trained for free-flight at the Bird Show.
Happy birthday to our ‘miracle’ calf Pathi Harn! Two years have flown by since we were in awe of when Porntip gave birth to Pathi Harn. The youngster defied the odds and is now thriving!
This year’s Leap Day, on February 29th, we’re hopping into Amphibian Ark’s Leap Day 2012 to spot light some of the success stories we have to tell about our frog conservation programs.
Each morning at Taronga, the first animals I check are our most critically endangered frogs, firstly to maintain the vital quarantine of these animals so later we can return their offspring to the wild.
Jub Jub, Taronga’s Common Iguana has just sired five hatchlings, one male and four females. These are first hatchlings since Jub Jub arrived in 2005.
From early March we want you to discover how beads made by Kenyan tribeswomen can help wildlife in Northern Kenya.
We’re celebrating our 35th birthday! That’s 35 years of memories at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
With the boom of online social networking sites, odds are you know a dating couple who met online. But did you know that zoos have a network too for matchmaking their animals?
After eight weeks settling in to their new home, our four Tasmanian devil joeys are becoming bolder. The three males and the little female have been moved into the Urban Impact enclosure at the Tasmanian Devil Breeding Centre.
French Rugby Union’s Sebastien Chabal known by all as ‘The Caveman’ came to Taronga Zoo today to fulfil a wish to meet some of Australia’s native wildlife.

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Public Notices

Update on three year old White Rhino Macheo
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 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.