Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Enjoy the melodies of the local Macquarie Conservatorium performers at the Macquarie Strings Spring Concert on Saturday 19 November 2011 from 11:00am – 12:30pm at Bakhita’s Café.
Taronga’s three new Sumatran Tiger cubs are the latest successes in in the Zoo’s breeding program that now stretches back over 30 years and five generations.
All good things come in threes and the team at Taronga Western Plains Zoo couldn’t agree more with the successful birth of three new Meerkat pups in early October.
The cheeky Meerkat pups at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are growing up fast and have just received their last vaccinations.
On Sunday 30 October, Taronga Western Plains Zoo entered two teams in the 2011 Twitchathon.
Whoever coined the phrase “three’s a crowd” definitely hadn’t seen the size of the crowd outside Taronga Zoo’s Sumatran Tiger exhibit.
It's hard to believe that Taronga’s young Red Panada Seba will have his first birthday on the 6th December!
Mosman High School students have been giving an Aussie Battler a big go! Thirty Year 8 students from Mosman High Schools Academic Extension Class have been busy researching, creating and teaching others about the plight of the Native Bush Rat, better known as the Bogul.
Training a parrot can be a lot of fun, and not all that difficult if you know a little about bird behaviour.
It’s been a huge week of tussles and power struggles at Taronga’s Meerkat Desert that eventually ousted our alpha female!

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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.