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Chimpanzee Blog

Wednesday 5th October 2011
Everyday the chimps surprise us with just how intelligent they are which can make them quite challenging to manage as they continually try to outsmart their keepers.
Tuesday 18th January 2011
It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog. It is my sad duty if you may, to report that on Tuesday 11th January Taronga Zoo lost its oldest Chimpanzee Bessie.
Tuesday 14th December 2010
Often I tell people that when I was a young keeper the very last thing I wanted to do was to work with primates. Not because I did not like them but I felt they would be to hard to understand, too complex, too difficult.
Monday 25th October 2010
It has been a while since I have blogged re our Chimp community but the interesting politics continue on a day to day basis.
Tuesday 22nd June 2010
Taronga Zoo is proud to care for some of the oldest chimpanzees in the world, and this year three of our 'old girls' are celebrating168 years between them.
Wednesday 31st March 2010
One of the very best things about returning to work after a break on the Primate Department is the greeting you get from the Primates, especially the Chimps.
Thursday 31st December 2009
As we’re coming to the end of the year and decade one last Chimpanzee update seems appropriate.Overall they’re enjoying their new surrounds, in particular, the cool of the den areas.
Monday 7th December 2009
It has been an interesting few weeks in the Orang-utan house since the Chimps moved in.
Tuesday 1st December 2009
We've been talking about how chimps are intelligent problem solvers.
Thursday 5th November 2009
Well, we are definitely getting down to the sharp end of things here in the Orang house in order to receive our Chimpanzees, and pretty much all the “ï’s” have been dotted and all the “t’s” crossed on the various plans and procedures that we have developed for the move.