He may be just 10 weeks old, but Sabai the Asian Elephant calf is growing and developing fast! He already weighs over 180 kgs and is learning to use his trunk to pick up food items like hay or pieces of fruit at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Even a tiny fishing hook can be a huge problem for our native waterbirds. This poor pelican was brought to Taronga Wildlife Hospital after being found at Balmain with a fishing hook in its intestines. The hook and fishing line have now been removed and the pelican is building up its strength to return to the wild. You can help protect waterbirds and other marine animals by properly disposing... View details ⇨
This tiny face now has a name! Willow's little lady has been named 'Camira', an Aboriginal name meaning 'wind'. The nine-month-old is growing more confident every day and has started meeting tour groups at our Koala Encounter exhibit.
Even a Tree Kangaroo can’t resist a cheeky drink from the hose on a hot day! Keeper Sam shot this video of Kwikila borrowing the hose for a splash of water. Our Tree Kangaroos and other animals are naturally well adapted to the steamy weather, but keepers also ensure they stay comfortable with plenty of water, shade and icy enrichment treats. Temperatures are expected to climb again tomorrow,... View details ⇨
Happy 12th birthday to this amazing mum! Kimya moved from Taronga to Zoos Victoria in 2013 and has since played an important role in the breeding program for her critically endangered species, welcoming a beautiful baby named Kanzi in 2015.
Jojo the Galah has a birthday gift for everyone this year! Back by popular demand, we're offering a $1 entry ticket to visitors on their birthday in 2017. Every $1 donation will go towards Taronga’s wildlife conservation work to protect 10 critical species from Australia and Sumatra. To register for your birthday voucher visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
We're just out for an afternoon stroll with the newest addition to our wombat burrow. Jedda the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat recently joined us from Zoos Victoria and keepers hope she’ll grow up to play an important role in the breeding program for her amazing species.
It may be small enough to sit comfortably on a fingertip, but this Southern Corroboree Frog is preparing to play a big role in helping to save its critically endangered species. It’s one of 200 newly metamorphosed frogs at Taronga that will soon be released into disease-free wild enclosures in Kosciuszko National Park. It’s believed less than 50 mature frogs remain in the wild due to the... View details ⇨
Our horticulture team has been getting some unexpected help tending to the Zoo’s gardens. This wild Long-nosed Bandicoot was spotted digging in the dirt at our Bird Show arena. Sometimes confused with rodents, bandicoots are actually small, omnivorous marsupials that play an important role in keeping bushland ecosystems healthy: [ Bit.ly Link ]