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This little guy is the 13th Yellow-bellied Glider joey to be born here at Taronga Zoo! We have the world’s only successful breeding program for Yellow-bellied Gliders, who are losing their habitat due to bushland being broken up by development along Australia’s eastern seaboard. Our keeper Wendy is helping to hand raise this joey, who will grow up to play an important ambassador role helping to educate people about his remarkable species. Read more: https://taronga.org.au/lucky-13th-glider-joey
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Meet our 'lucky 13th' Yellow-bellied Glider joey!
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Get in quick and take advantage of our Roar and Snore July School Holiday special! Save 10% on bookings made for Monday – Thursday between 30 June -10 July. Visit http://taronga.org.au/roarandsnore for more information.
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Three’s a crowd – unless you’re a koala joey! Taronga volunteer Ellen Wilson caught our #cute young trio, Sydney, Milli and Tucker, snoozing happily together at Taronga’s Koala Encounter.
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Renowned conservationist, Dr Jane Goodall visited Taronga Zoo’s chimpanzee group today, as she begins an Australian tour celebrating her 80th year. Taronga is a major supporter of Dr Goodall’s Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Congo. She’ll be back at the Zoo tomorrow to attend a Youth Enviro Forum, where she’ll meet young people who’ve collected hundreds of used mobile phones to support the Jane Goodall Institute and Taronga’s ‘They’re Calling on You’ mobile phone recycling campaign. 

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Introducing "Zuleta", our newly-named Andean Condor chick! Thanks to everyone who suggested names and special congrats to our Facebook fan, Zaylee Sykes for choosing the winning name. Zuleta is a small community in Ecuador that has a breeding program for Andean Condors. According to Zaylee, there are only 50-60 remaining in Ecuador and she believes choosing this name is a great way of recognising this effort. Our Bird Show keepers agree! http://taronga.org.au/introducing-zuleta (Photo by Erin Stone)
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Meet Taronga Wildlife Hospital's new visitor! This cute little hatchling Loggerhead turtle was found on Zenith Beach at Shoal Bay in Tomaree National Park. NSW NPWS rangers transported the hatchling, weighing only 30 grams, to Taronga Wildlife Hospital where it is currently being treated for parasites. The little guy is recovering well, and it is now able to eat small pieces of pilchard and squid on its own. When fully grown, Loggerhead turtles can weigh up to 135 kilograms and reach between 90 and 280 centimetres in length!

The vets think it arrived by accident on the beach through 'rafting'. Hatchling loggerheads spend their first year rafting on seaweed and eating bite-sized prey in "floating nurseries" until they are large enough to fend for themselves in the greater ocean. It's possible that storms and strong currents could have brought the hatchling to shore prematurely. 

Loggerhead turtles are endangered, their greatest threats being loss of nesting habitat due to coastal development and incidental capture in fisheries.
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Loggerhead turtle 'rafting' adventure
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The group of four brothers have been busy exploring their new home at Taronga’s Learning Centre, enjoying a tasty diet of maggots, mealworms, locusts and fruit and vegetables, along with an occasional flower as a treat. Sometimes likened to tiny punks due to their distinctive crest of long white hair, Cotton-top Tamarins are critically endangered with less than 6,000 remaining. Read more: https://taronga.org.au/new-cotton-top-family
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Our new family of Cotton-top Tamarins!
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Meet +Taronga Western Plains Zoo s newly named Oriental Small-clawed Otter Pup!
Say hello to ‘Bulan’, our newly named Oriental Small-clawed Otter pup! Thanks to everyone who suggested names and special congrats to our Facebook fan Sacha Baxter for choosing the winning name, which means ‘moon’ in Indonesian.
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Interested in the Zoo and tourism industry? Taronga Training Institute is currently accepting enrolments for the midyear intake of the Certificate III in Tourism. In conjunction with completing the Certificate III, students will get to work alongside Taronga's Learning and Experience team to gain relevant skills in the fields of tourism education, interpretation and guiding. This is your chance to study and work with a Major Tourist Attraction award winner! Hurry - applications close this week. Apply now: http://taronga.org.au/education/certificate-courses/certificate-courses/certificate-iii-tourism
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This bounding little one is 'Sydney', Taronga's new Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat joey. Now eight months old, she has just started venturing outside mother, Korra's pouch. You can visit Sydney at our Backyard to Bush precinct. http://taronga.org.au/wombat-birth-taronga
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