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1256 0 Jan 18, 2018

Moby the Australian Sea-lion pup now weighs 27kg, which is 15kg more since he was born, and keepers are pleased with his progress. Although he still relies on milk from mum Lexie, he occasionally tries to eat fish and squid. The best time to see Moby is before lunchtime, when he tires from playful swimming. Our more lucky guests at Taronga Zoo Sydney may sometimes see him nursing at Seal Cove after 9:30am-10am

3112 23 Jan 17, 2018

We wanted to let everyone know that the Swamp Wallaby found on the Sydney Harbour Bridge yesterday and brought in to Taronga Zoo Wildlife Hospital has done well overnight. While he is still in a serious condition due to the stress he experienced during his ordeal, everyone is hopeful about his recovery. We would like to release him in a suitable environment as soon as he is well enough! A big thank you to our amazing Vet Team and all of you for your support and well wishes. We will continue to keep you updated on his condition.

3580 49 Jan 16, 2018

Today would be Dian Fossey’s 86th birthday. Her passionate work in Gorilla conservation and education continues worldwide, including here at Taronga Zoo Sydney. At just over four months old, Mwamba our baby male Western Lowland Gorilla is now at an age where mum Mbele is comfortable letting him explore and trying to stand while holding on for support. Although Mwamba is still relying on mum’s milk, he’s starting to mouth soft food such as lettuce and other green leaves, meaning that guests can best see him at 11:30am and 2:45pm when mum Mbele has her feed. Wild gorillas are critically endangered, and recycling your old mobile phones will help to preserve their habitat. Remember to bring your phone for recycling next time you see Mwamba! Thanks to for the amazing photo!

4590 48 Jan 16, 2018

It was a stressful morning for the little Swamp Wallaby found by NSW Police on the Harbour Bridge today. We wanted to thank everyone for their care and concern for the animal, and we are pleased to report he is in a stable condition at our Wildlife Hospital in Sydney. "At this stage, it doesn't appear to have any serious injuries, however, it will be carefully assessed over the next 24-48 hours," says Taronga's Senior Veterinarian Dr Larry Vogelnest. "As with all wildlife brought into our care, our hope is that the wallaby will be able to be released back into the wild. An assessment will be made on the best location for this release in due course.” The Taronga Wildlife Hospitals receive more than 1300 animals every year. If you find an injured or orphaned animal, please call the hospital on (02) 9969 2777 for instructions on how to best bring the animal into our care.

6598 113 Jan 15, 2018

Getting up close and personal to one of the most beautiful animals in our care. Thanks so much for the amazing shot 📸

2548 13 Jan 15, 2018

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4252 51 Jan 11, 2018

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2678 11 Jan 11, 2018

We absolutely LOVE it when our guests share their experience with us! Thanks so much for this awesome edit. Remember to tag or for your chance to be featured! 📸🐘📹🐅

1060 9 Jan 10, 2018

The Brush-turkey will breed at any time of the year, but most breeding occurs from September to December which is why there are so many adorable baby wild Brush-turkey’s running around right now. The male Brush-turkey builds a mound of plant litter and soil, adding or removing material to keep it at a constant temperature of 33 degrees Celsius. A mound is usually about 2–4 m across and 1m high. The male spends many hours each day building and maintaining his mound. He will defend his mound and will only allow a female onto it when he thinks it's the right temperature. This little cutie is practicing his mound building skills already!

2615 27 Jan 8, 2018

Wildlife photographer has a knack for capturing the essence of the animals that he photographs. He also shares important wildlife conservation messages through his photography work. On a visit to Taronga, Joel photographed this yellow-bellied glider named Shy. "Gliders have a membrane of loose skin between their wrists and ankles which help them glide through the air from tree to tree," says Joel. "This is quite an efficient mode of transportation, especially for yellow-bellied gliders like Shy who are capable of gliding 100 meters (328 feet) in a single leap! Although they consume pollen and insects, the main food source for these little marsupials is tree sap that they lap up out of wounds in trees that they make with their teeth. Because these gliders depend on large forest areas for food and shelter, they have been listed as Near Threatened on the Red List as their habitats are becoming more and more fragmented."

2657 17 Jan 8, 2018

Did you know that Red Pandas are nocturnal, meaning they are mainly active at night? Found across South and South-East Asia, these endangered pandas also clean their fur similar to cats - licking their paws then rubbing the fur on their body. They are also excellent climbers, often foraging in the tops of trees. We love this great capture by

2994 18 Jan 3, 2018