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  Taronga and Western Plains Zoos
Taronga's Gila Monster lizard today helped showcase the release of a new diabetes treatment in Australia that has been synthesized from the lizards venom.
Zoos across Australia and New Zealand have launched a campaign seeking one million supporters to help rescue 7,000 bears and put an end to bear bile farming in China.
Taronga Zoo keepers have been saddened by the peaceful passing of their oldest and much loved Chimpanzee ‘Fifi' today.
www.zoo.nsw.gov.au   (550 words)

  Taronga Zoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taronga Zoo is the city zoo of Sydney, Australia officially opened on October 7th, 1916.
In February, 2003 it became the second zoo in Australia to breed the platypus.
Zoo Friends is an organisation which offers support in form of volunteers and fund raising for both Taronga and Western Plains Zoo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taronga_Zoo   (424 words)

 Zoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The oldest still existing zoo, the Vienna Zoo in Austria, evolved from such an aristocratic menagerie founded in 1752 by the Habsburg monarchy and changed its face as well as its mission throughout the centuries.
Many zoos now have special buildings for nocturnal animals, with dim red lighting during the day, so the animals will be active when visitors are there, and bright lights at night to ensure that they sleep.
Many zoos have walk-through exhibits, where visitors enter enclosures of non-aggressive species, like lemurs, marmosets, birds, lizards, turtles etc. Visitors are normally asked to keep to paths, and animals are not tame.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zoo   (1631 words)

 Harbour Partners - Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo is one of Australia's leading zoos with an international reputation for excellence in the fields of conservation, environmental education and care of wildlife.
Taronga Zoo seeks to maintain and protect Sydney Harbour's natural environment through research, native animal rehabilitation and collaborative projects with other agencies.
Taronga Zoo is celebrating its prominent location and long association with the Harbour through the Australian Coastline project.
www.livingharbour.net /partners/zoo.htm   (328 words)

 Lee Rhiannon MLC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Taronga Zoo has been feeling the heat on the space issue: on its website about the Asian Rainforest enclosure and the elephant breeding program the question is posed “Is there enough space for elephants at the Zoo?” But no information is forthcoming about the actual size of the enclosure.
I worked at Taronga Zoo for 14 years before leaving due to the focus and aims of the organisation changing from conservation when Dr Kelly was director, to a more circus approach when the current director Mr.
Taronga Zoo or any other zoo should not be allowed to maintain any elephants beyond their current number until and adequate husbandry routine can be implemented and the standard of care can be at least close to what would be experienced in the wild.
www.lee.greens.org.au /blog/2005/050808_elephants.htm   (1263 words)

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Taronga Zoo is one of only four institutions in all of Australia that exhibit the platypus, and we were going to see three of them at least.
In December 2002 Colchester Zoo announced the first birth of an African elephant in Britain by artificial insemination, and there is clearly great potential for this procedure to be used to increase the zoo population in the future.
One of the short-term priorities at the zoo is to develop a walk-through lemur enclosure for an as-yet undecided selection of species, but it is to be hoped that when this has been accomplished the current enclosures will remain in use, for they look good and the lemurs within clearly relish their new environments.
www.zoonews.ws /IZN/323/IZN-323.htm   (11682 words)

 Webshots - Images of Sydney - Taronga Zoo - 09-14-2003 - 1 0f 2
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 IBM case study on Taronga Zoo, SAP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Taronga Zoo in Sydney, along with Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, are managed by the Zoological Parks Board of NSW.
The Zoo ran a 10 year old legacy system which was down more than it was up, and although staff were doing their best, they were hamstrung by system inefficiencies.
”Zoo staff were under a lot of stress, and to improve our program management, we knew that we had to do something about getting newer technology supporting a robust, and reliable accounting platform,” she said.
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 Taronga Zoo - Sydney
Taronga is sectioned off according to the animal's country of origin.
Taronga uses food as part of its positive reinforcement in training, so, as the keeper explained, when Bill wasn't hungry, he wasn't motivated to perform.
Taronga Zoo is well equipped for strollers and wheel chairs and has an ample supply of food outlets.
www.wheretostay.net /article/autarongazoo   (1351 words)

 Travel - Taronga Zoo - Wild things - Elephants a huge attraction - escape.com.au   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Taronga says it won't be taking elephants from the wild but instead, bringing domestic elephants born in tourist camps.
The zoo also wants to walk the elephants through Taronga's grounds, although the tradition of elephant rides in Moore Park in the late 1890s won't be revived.
Open every day of the year from 9am-5pm, Taronga Zoo costs $30 for adults, children (4-15) $16.50, children under four are free, seniors, pensioners and tertiary students $21 and family (two adults and two children) $79.
escape.news.com.au /story/0,9142,17727794-28617,00.html   (647 words)

 G'day Sydney - Tourist attractions and sights to see in Sydney, Australia. Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Taronga Zoo, covering 33 hectares of land in the north shore suburb of Mosman, opened for business in 1916 and has been a firm favourite ever since.
The word 'Taronga' is thought to be Aboriginal for 'Waterview' and the Zoo certainly can boast one of the most magnificent views around.
The zoo is open every day of the year, and is located on the Harbour at Mosman.
www.gdaysydney.com /zoo.html   (537 words)

 Taronga Zoo in Sydney Australia - sydney.com.au
Taronga Zoo is the nation's leading zoological garden, featuring Australia's finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species.
It is situated on elevated land along the waterfront, in one of the most beautiful vantage points on Sydney Harbour overlooking Sydney Cove, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
The Taronga Zoo has its own jetty and you are able step off the boat and walk directly into the zoo.
www.sydney.com.au /zoo.htm   (350 words)

 Taronga Zoo
Mullins was internationally recognised for his three weeks in a cage at Sydney's Taronga Zoo as the Human Exhibit, and for his Lone Anzac, who wandered the...
Taronga Zoo senior curator Erna Walraven said she was amazed the community of fairy penguins in Sydney's beachside suburb of Manly had survived more than 200...
The relocation is the culmination of 10 years' work by Taronga Zoo and the DEC, which have been investigating the decline of fairy penguin numbers at Manly.
conservation.mongabay.com /Taronga_Zoo.htm   (685 words)

 Archived conservation news articles on Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo, just 12 minutes from the city by ferry, is a Sydney experience not to be missed.
TARONGA Zoo is investigating the mystery deaths of green sea turtles on the North Coast.
She said the vessel was approaching Circular Quay from Taronga Zoo when it hit the eastern side of the jetty.
conservation.mongabay.com /files/Taronga_Zoo.htm   (1241 words)

 Monday 23rd September 1996 - Circular Quay and the Taronga Zoo
Getting into Taronga Zoo was quite an experience, we nearly lost our tickets in the slight breeze before alighting on a chair lift which took us over and into the heart of the zoo.
Taronga Zoo is supposed to be the biggest zoo in Australia, built on the banks of the Sydney Harbour it certainly is an experience only for the fit.
The zoo was really excellent except the signage system in the walkways which is abysmal and the zoo looks its age in a number of places.
www.gwb.com.au /gwb/news/syd96/syd96d3.html   (664 words)

 Sydney Zoo Plays Platypus Matchmaker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The pride of Sydney's Taronga Zoo, platypus twin girls named Samantha and Binari, find themselves in the same situation of which many Sydney women complain: Try as they might, neither twin can find a good male with which to settle down and have babies.
But now the zoo is entering the world of platypus matchmaking as it prepares to try to breed a second-generation platypus in captivity.
Taronga Zoo staff plan to send one of its female platypuses, probably Binari, to Healesville in return for a strapping young male named Mac sometime before July.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2005/01/0124_050119_platypus.html   (514 words)

 Taronga Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Taronga Zoo is approximately 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and the CBD.
Sydney's Attractions Taronga Park Zoo A visit to the world-famous and award-winning Taronga Zoo is a must when visiting Sydney.
Taronga Zoo is the nation's leading zoological garden,...
www.kitsworld.com /taronga-zoo.html   (206 words)

 Taronga Park Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A visit to the world-famous and award-winning Taronga Zoo is a must when visiting Sydney.
Taronga is home to more than 3.000 animals from all around the world.
Taronga Zoo, voted the world's best International Zoo is more than a zoo and open every day of the year from 9.00am.
www.sydaccom.com /attractions/zoo.htm   (114 words)

 Taronga Zoo: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Taronga Zoo is the city zoo of Sydney Sydney quick summary:
Taronga is linked to Dubbo[For more info, click on this link]'s Western Plains Zoo Western Plains Zoo quick summary:
Western plains zoo is a large zoo near dubbo, new south wales....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/ta/taronga_zoo.htm   (665 words)

 Taronga Zoo
Taronga' is an Aboriginal word meaning 'water view', and it is certainly appropriate to the zoo's location on the north bankof Sydney Harbour with panoramic views across to the Opera House and the skyscrapers of downtown Sydney.
This is the case at Taronga, where the visitor will require both patience and luck to obtain good views of the bandicoots, gliders, quoll [spotted, carnivorous marsupials], and other rarities that are 'on display' in the large nocturnal exhibit.
Some noteworthy larger birds include the Australian Pelican (not seen in many zoos outside its native country), and the Black-necked Stork (the only stork found in Australia, and another rare sight in zoos).Finally on to Taronga's reptiles, most of which are housed in the modern$1.5 million 'Serpentaria' complex.
www.goodzoos.com /Australia/Taronga.htm   (1222 words)

 Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales - lastminute.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
It is one of the finest zoos in the Southern Hemisphere, with an aquarium reputed to be the best in Australia.
The zoo has developed into a place where the emphasis is on scientific research, conservation and education, with an active environmental policy, a Conservation Research Centre and an Education Centre that serves the whole state.
The zoo also houses creatures from around the world, ranging from the Bongo to the Snow Leopard and the odd-looking Malayan Tapir from South-East Asia.
www.lastminute.com /site/find/World/Australasia/Australia/New-South-Wales/Sydney/WOW-Attraction-32305.html   (822 words)

 Zoo / Aquarium/ Animal parks- Sydney, Australia - VirtualTourist.com
Taronga Park Zoo is the nation's leading zoological garden, featuring Australia's finest collection of native animals and diverse collection of exotic species.
The zoo is situated on elevated land along the waterfront, in one of the most beautiful vantage points on Sydney Harbour.
Although this was taken at Taronga Park Zoo and far from being totally in the wild, every effort is made to keep all of the animals in as close to their proper environment as possible.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Australia_and_Oceania/Australia/State_of_New_South_Wales/Sydney-1869538/Things_To_Do-Sydney-Zoo_Aquarium_Animal_parks-BR-1.html   (1370 words)

 Taronga Zoo .NETting its menagerie: ZDNet Australia: News: Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Taronga’s core IT infrastructure is all Microsoft, with approximately 225 Windows XP desktops spread between the main Sydney site and the Western Plains Zoo 500km away in Dubbo.
First on the hit list are Taronga’s booking system, which is currently paper-based, and the conversion of administrative paper forms to their electronic equivalents.
For example, the zoo is considering building an information delivery system that would provide dynamic, relevant content about attractions and events to visitors using a zoo-wide wireless network and rentable handheld PCs.
www.zdnet.com.au /news/business/soa/Taronga_Zoo_NETting_its_menagerie/0,39023166,20265729,00.htm   (986 words)

 Taronga Zoo - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Taronga Zoo - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Taronga Zoo, major Australian zoo in Sydney, New South Wales.
Taronga Zoo occupies a 33-hectare (81-acre) hillside location at Mosman, on the north...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Taronga_Zoo.html   (103 words)

 Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney Australia.
Taronga Park Zoo on the shores of Sydney Harbour is home to hundreds of the worlds animals.
Taronga Zoo, the zoo with a View, is just 12 minutes by ferry from downtown Sydney and is located on the spectacular shores of Sydney Harbour.
The panoramic views of the Taronga Park Zoo and Sydney Harbour are simply breathtaking aboard The Sky Safari’s 21 six-passenger gondolas, which operate between the Zoo wharf and the Top Entrance.
www.tourbookings.com.au /tarongaparkzoo.shtml   (694 words)

 Taronga Zoo - Theme Parks/Zoos International Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Situated at Mosman, one of Sydney's most beautiful suburbs, Taronga Zoo occupies over 33 hectares and is a must-see for any visitor.
I was talking to a German friend about the Zoo and recommended that she didn’t go there.
She then went on to speak to her Australian contact who asked if I “was blind” because, in her opinion, the Zoo was a fantastic place to visit and there was nothing at all wrong with it.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /theme-parks-zoos-international/taronga-zoo   (245 words)

 Taronga Zoo, Sydney Aquarium, AMP Tower | Australia Family Travel Information
We bought a Zoo Pass for AU$21 each (about P525) and this includes the roundtrip ferry ride from Wharf 2 (one way takes about 15 minutes), the bus ride to and from the zoo, as well as the entrance fee.
When you get to Taronga Zoo, make sure you get a map, for which you will be asked to make a small donation.
The Zoo is really big (it's quite overwhelming, to say the least) that you may get lost if you don't get hold of a map.
www.viloria.com /australia/aus06.html   (1352 words)

 Diets, Feeds and Ingredients
The Zoo fare that your vet was referring to is the insectivore part of the diet, and the extra proteins.
The Taronga Zoo diet was the FIRST diet that Ruth was able to get for us here in the states directly from Australia and I do believe the only one we have recieved from there.
In the Taronga Zoo diet they also list the insectivore feed; whereas we feed live insects, as that is more like the wild.
www.angelfire.com /nb/sugarglider/dietc.html   (1829 words)

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