Taronga Zoo
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It's Earth Hour tonight. 8.30-9.30pm switch your lights out to #JoinTheFuture. There's 4,000 animals at Taronga, if we can do it, you can do it.
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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Taronga Western Plains Zoo's elderly African Elephant, Cuddles, this morning after a recent illness.
Cuddles was the Zoo’s longest residing animal and the last African Elephant in Australia. We are all mourning the loss of this beautiful animal. She will be greatly missed and her passing represents the end of an era for African Elephants in...
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More than 350 Southern Corroboree Frogs were released into the wilds of Kosciuszko National Park last week as part of a massive effort to save this critically endangered species. The zoo-bred frogs were transported by helicopter and released into newly-built disease-free enclosures in a joint project involving Taronga, Zoos Victoria, OEH and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service: [ Bit.ly Link ]
We are delighted to share the news of Taronga Western Plains Zoo's arrival of a female Przewalski’s Horse foal, named Nuruu.

Taronga's breeding program has now welcomed over 35 foals since 1982. The Przewalski’s Horse is classified as critically endangered and was once classified as extinct in the wild.
Pick up your 2 for 1 Taronga Zoo voucher in tomorrow's Sunday Telegraph to visit our newest and chubbiest Pygmy Hippo calf!
Meet the tiny new arrival who is already making a big splash! This endangered Pygmy Hippo calf was born to first-time parents Fergus and Kambiri on 21 February, but made her public debut today under the watchful eye of her mother and keepers. Visitors will begin to catch glimpses of the calf as she starts to explore outdoors and perfect the art of swimming: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Elmo made some new furry friends during at visit to Taronga this week. The Sesame Street star learned more about Australian wildlife, receiving a friendly greeting from Penny the Kangaroo, Alkira the Swamp Wallaby and our youngest Koala joey.

Photos by Toby Zerna/Daily Telegraph
We're LIVE at Taronga Zoo with the keepers and our family of Little Penguins, behind the scenes before the Zoo opens. Join us for breakfast and feel free to ask questions - we'll do our best to answer!
Taronga is delighted to announce that Vivid Sydney’s wildest precinct will be back as we light up Taronga Zoo once again for the world’s largest festival of its kind! Lights for the Wild is back—bigger, bolder and more beautiful than before, as a fully interactive and immersive event. See the exciting new and captivating creatures that will sparkle in the night in addition to all your...
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Ever wondered what breakfast looks like for a group of Little Penguins? Join us tomorrow morning at 8.30am as we go live before the Zoo opens during the penguins morning feed
This Green Turtle hatchling is recovering at Taronga Wildlife Hospital after being found washed up at Stanwell Park. Nicknamed ‘Stan’ by carers, the little hatchling will remain in care until it is strong enough to be released back into the ocean. When fully grown, Green Turtles like Stan can weigh more than 130kgs!
#ICYMI: The battle to save the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle from extinction received a big boost after 21 tiny turtles hatched at Taronga. The long-term aim of the breeding program is to raise and release hatchlings back into the wild: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Population surveys estimate an overall Giraffe decline of up to 40% in the global giraffe population over the last 30 years. What can you do? ‘Think, then ask before you buy.’

To help preserve giraffe populations, boycott products made with giraffe body parts and encourage others to do the same. It is always a good idea to avoid products made from animal parts while overseas.
These six little guys who were born in December have been named! The males are Moagi, Khumo, Savuti and Neo. The females are named Nyeki and Sukiri.
Now good luck telling them apart!
Peekaboo! Maiya the Red Panda cub is now learning to climb trees under the watchful eye of surrogate mum Tamara. Keepers are continuing to gradually reintroduce Maiya to her parents: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Photo by Tamara Gillies
The fight to save the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle from extinction has received a huge boost with the hatching of 21 tiny turtles at Taronga. With as few as 200 of these turtles remaining in the wild, these hatchlings have a vital role to play in rebuilding this critically endangered population: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Look who just hatched! We'll tell you more about this critically endangered new arrival later today.

Photo by Michael McFadden