Catherine is on the move! The Green Turtle we released last month has been exploring along the coast and up the Hawkesbury. We’re tracking her via a small satellite tracker attached to her shell, which is providing vital data on the migratory patterns of young marine turtles. Catherine was brought to Taronga for lifesaving care in July, after losing a flipper to a fishing line injury.
We're seeing double! Taronga Western Plains Zoo is celebrating the birth of two sets of Ring-tailed Lemur twins. The babies will cling to their mothers until they are about four months old, but they have started to venture short distances away to play.
Our cheeky François’ Langur Embe looks like she’s ready for the weekend already! Embe is now over four months old and almost completely black except for a few remaining streaks of orange hair. @acisk posted this great snap on Instagram
This little patient is starting to put on weight! The Little Penguin was brought to Taronga Wildlife Hospital last week after being rescued from a stormwater drain in Sydney’s inner west. Thin and very weak, the penguin is now eating well and building up its strength to return to the wild.
Have you ever spotted a platypus in the wild? The platypusSPOT app launched at Taronga on Friday allows you to report your platypus sightings to researchers and contribute to the conservation of this iconic Australian species: [ Platypusspot.org Link ]
Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to create a magical night for children with chronic illnesses or disabilities and their families on Thursday! Taronga opened its gates after hours to more than 4,000 people as part of our annual Dreamnight event. Families enjoyed amazing animal experiences and special visits from everyone from the Sydney Swans to Darth Vader to Santa Claus himself.
These pint-sized possums were hand-raised by Keeper Kia after their mum was struck by a car. They've grown a lot since this photo was taken and are now getting ready to enter a soft release program that will see them return to the wild.
Our troop of Cotton-top Tamarins have been busy investigating their new open-air exhibit. Check out these cheeky guys taking an inquisitive look at our GoPro, while keeper Suzie hangs up some tasty treats.
Congratulations to Taronga Western Plains Zoo on joining us in the NSW Tourism Awards Hall of Fame! Our sister zoo claimed Gold in the Tourist Attraction and Unique Accommodation categories at last night's awards ceremony: [ Ow.ly Link ]
There's no hiding from these ears!
Keeper Courtney snapped this cute portrait of our inquisitive Fennec Fox, Kebili. The smallest of the world’s foxes, Fennec Foxes have huge, bat-like ears to radiate body heat and keep cool in the Sahara sun.
Young cheetahs Siri and Jelani have become besties over the past six months. The pair can often be spotted playing chase or resting together in the shade at Taronga Western Plains Zoo. Keeper Jordan shares more in our latest keeper blog: [ Ow.ly Link ]