Leaders in Wildlife Health
The expertise of the Taronga team, comprising of professionals with decades of experience in their fields and the only full-time Zoo Veterinary Pathologist and Zoo Nutritionist, allows the Taronga Wildlife Hospitals to deliver first-class care to a wide range of Australian and exotic animals.
Our wildlife conservation and health teams not only care for the 5000+ animals on site at our two zoos and 1500 wildlife cases every year, they also deliver cutting-edge conservation and animal welfare interventions in the wild.
Our teams also support priority species recovery programs and provide inter-agency support to state and federal government departments. Taronga’s unique expertise allows us to play an important role in biosecurity, conservation interventions and animal welfare globally. Since 2013 Taronga has assisted state and federal enforcement agencies in assessing and caring for over 480 confiscated animals.
Taronga’s specialist veterinary teams work under enormous pressure to respond to increasing demand for veterinary and wildlife care services. The pressure isn’t just on our teams, it’s also on our facilities. Built in the 1970’s, Taronga’s two current Wildlife Hospitals are now simply no longer fit for purpose.
To future-proof Australia’s wildlife, we must provide our wildlife first responders the hospitals and rehabilitation facilities that meet the ever-growing demand for Taronga’s services to save our unique wildlife.
Taronga's ambitious vision to bring to NSW Australia’s first state-of-the-art Specialist Teaching Veterinary Hospitals in Sydney and Dubbo will cement NSW as a global leader in wildlife conservation.
Modern facilities will not only provide urgently needed additional space for the increasing demand on Taronga’s services for treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation and quarantine, but will enable widespread training and upskilling of wildlife carers, students and veterinary practitioners across the country.
This project will only be possible with the help of generous philanthropists - We invite you to join us on this journey.
To find out more information about our Wild Futures project, please contact Bridgit Allingham at Bridgit.firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9932 4348.