Tawny Frogmouth chick at Taronga zoo in Australia. They have these at many zoos. Always delightful.

Tawny Frogmouth Chick Taronga Zoo These guys always look as though they went through the dryer by accident--in a good way.

Disused rail corridors are being transformed into habitat for the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater and other native species in the Hunter Region. Taronga has joined with John Holland Rail, the Hunter Valley Partnership and local schools in an exciting new project to plant 2100 woodland species and restore habitat for wildlife. Photo by Corrine Symons

Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) endemic to Australia

Golden Pheasant, Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia | Ewen Charlton

Golden Pheasant, Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia | Ewen Charlton

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) in Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW

The Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia) also known as the Black-billed Spoonbill…

Today’s #throwbackthursday star is a Glossy Black-Cockatoo chick, which hatched at Taronga  in 2011. They may look like a ball of yellow fluff when they hatch, but Glossy Black-Cockatoos are one of the more beautiful and threatened species of cockatoo in Australia.

Today’s star is a Glossy Black-Cockatoo chick, which hatched at Taronga in They may look like a ball of yellow fluff when they hatch, but Glossy Black-Cockatoos are one of the more beautiful and threatened species of cockatoo in Australia.

A Sooty Owl chick carefully takes a bite

A Sooty Owl chick carefully takes a bite

Don’t be surprised if you spot our young Sooty Owl, Griffin, exploring the Zoo grounds on your next visit. At eight months of age, Griffin has begun accompanying keeper Brendan on afternoon strolls as part of his ongoing training and development.

Don’t be surprised if you spot our young Sooty Owl, Griffin, exploring the Zoo grounds on your next visit. At eight months of age, Griffin has begun accompanying keeper Brendan on afternoon strolls as part of his ongoing training and development.

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