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Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Taronga Zoo is celebrating the arrival of an endangered Pygmy Hippo calf, the first born at the Zoo in nearly seven years.
The conservation effort to save the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle from extinction has received a huge boost after 21 tiny turtles hatched as part of a NSW Government captive breeding program, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said today.
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Stage 6 Maintaining a Balance

Investigate the diverse ways in which animals regulate their temperature,

maintain their water balance and excrete their nitrogenous wastes. Using a wide

range of Australian animals as case studies, students are provided with resources

and animal encounters to supplement their studies of Maintaining a Balance. 

This summer has been one of the hottest in recent memory with temperatures soaring in Sydney, a fact that isn’t lost on Taronga’s elephants and their keepers.