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White-bellied Sea-eagle

A White-bellied Sea-eagle was taken to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo Wildlife Hospital after a local resident found it collapsed and unable to fly.

Greater Glider

A Greater Glider (Petauroides volans) was sent to the Wildlife Hospital at Taronga Zoo after it was found tangled in a barbed wire fence.

Little Penguins

The Taronga Wildlife Hospital receives approximately 35 Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) each year.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Stories

Thanks to keen-eyed and kind-hearted members of the public, Taronga’s wildlife hospitals have saved many injured animals found in the wild. Read some of those stories here.

Wildlife Road Safety Tips

If you come across injured wildlife take some simple steps, such as keeping the animal warm and minimising noise – then contact a wildlife group, veterinary hospital or one of Taronga's wildlife hospitals.

Wildlife Rehabilitation

When an injured animal is brought to one of Taronga’s Wildlife Hospitals, the veterinarians’ ultimate aim is its release back into the wild. Wherever possible the rescuer is involved in that exciting event!

Taronga's Wildlife Hospitals

The vets at Taronga’ Wildlife Hospitals are responsible for the health of the Zoos’ animals, as well as caring for injured and orphaned animals brought in by members of the public.

Shark Know How

Many theories have been advanced to explain why sharks attack humans – from curiosity and territorial instincts, but most victims are released, suggesting they are not trying to feed.

Latest Figures

Sharks endure a reputation far greater than their crimes - on average one person a year is killed by a shark in Australia’s coastal waters. Two to three people a year are killed by bees.

Australian Shark Attack File

Australia is known for its sharks, but the stats tell us that these magnificent creatures don’t deserve their reputation for aggression.

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