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Native to Australia, Greater Bilbies are marsupials and are the largest of the bandicoot family.

Bilbies large ears pick up sounds of insects and their long nose sniffs out seeds and bulbs - very useful for a night feeder. They dig underground burrows where they spend the daylight hours. 

Bilbies were once widespread in grassy woodlands but predation by foxes and cats and competition from rabbits and livestock have driven them to the brink of extinction. 


Elephants are the largest living land mammal on earth. The elephants at Taronga Zoo are Asian Elephants, a newborn calf may weigh 90-110 kg.


Slender-tailed Meerkats live in an extended family group of up to 30 individuals, including several breeding pairs.

Red Pandas

The Red Panda is a small mammal with a rusty-red coloured body and a striped tail. Cream and red facial markings give it a striking masked look.

Tasmanian Devils

The nocturnal Tasmanian Devil is the largest living carnivorous marsupial. The size of a small dog, it has a stocky body and a large, broad head.


The Sumatran tiger is only found naturally in Sumatra, a large island in western Indonesia. It lives anywhere from lowland forests to mountain forest.