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The Wildlife Reproductive Centre (WRC), based at Taronga Western Plains Zoo applies innovative research techniques and data obtained from zoo-based populations to better understand factors contributing to population viability of key species. This includes determining population numbers and dynamics, reproductive health and well-being of individuals and populations.
In early April, a member of the public brought in a wombat which had been hit by a car. The wombat had head injuries and couldn’t use his legs correctly.
Right in the middle of yesterday’s rainstorm, the herd headed for the moat. It’s not uncommon for them to take a dip on rainy days as their moat is actually quite warm.
Today Ushindi, one of our hand-raised Cheetah born in 2008, had his annual health check. We were keen to check his development and to ensure he was fit and well.
Miniature piglets at Backyard to Bush’s farmyard are keeping their little trotters warm. The eight tiny piglets were born almost two weeks ago and are staying dry in their parents’ straw-filled shelter.
As pineapple tops were scattered throughout the paddock, Taronga’s female elephant herd along with Luk Chai and Pathi Harn had some very special onlookers.
If you walk past the Kodiak Bear exhibit and see something black and shiny climbing the trees, don’t be too alarmed. Today was moving day for our Sun Bears, Victoria and Mr. Hobbs.
Keepers packed up early Friday morning and made the journey home from Chiltern.
Early this morning we discovered that our female Francois Langur, Saigon, wasn't carrying her infant, Ganju. Unfortunately, while searching the exhibit, we found Ganju on the ground showing no signs of life. He was rushed to our Wildlife Hospital, however, our veterinarians confirmed the langur had died early today.
Taronga Zoo's Project Penguin 2010 kicked off today! The first half of the Primary School Students from around Manly visited the Zoo to begin learning all about their locally endangered Little Penguin colony.

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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.