The Taronga Bird Show’s newest feathered star is Ord, the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. Ord is currently being trained by keeper Brendan to sit on a specially designed box to take coin and note donations from visitors after the show.
Sydney society turned out for wildlife at the Taronga Foundation’s annual dinner at The Ivy last night, raising $206,000 for conservation programs, including conservation of the endangered Southern Corroboree Frog.
We are making magnets and two folding posters. Our group helped each other by organising and cooperating. We had two people on each project. Our mentor helped us by cutting, painting and helping us plan. We are hoping the community will learn not to litter and put their dogs on leashes.
A couple of months have passed and Kibali and Kimya are settling in well. There has been some highs and lows with the two young gorillas getting to know each other with their paths not always being smooth.
Taronga celebrated its 550 volunteers and their incredible contribution to wild life through behavioural studies, administration, guest services and countless other areas across both our zoos during National Volunteer Week 2012. These astonishing volunteers contributed over 100,000 hours of their time in the past year.