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Taronga Zoo Blog

Friday 23rd April 2010
ver the last few months we’ve been training and conditioning our gorilla group to prepare for our eldest female juvenile, Mbeli, to travel to Melbourne to join the international breeding program for this endangered species.
Friday 23rd April 2010
Ten-year old male elephant Gung seemed to really enjoy his play session with the keepers today.
Tuesday 20th April 2010
We introduced the Regent Honeyeaters from Adelaide to our Regents and now they are all living together.
Friday 16th April 2010
Over the past few weeks we’ve noticed a big change in our youngest infant Mahali. He has started to branch away from his mum more and more, leaving her on one side of the exhibit while he’s off exploring his surroundings on the other side.
Thursday 15th April 2010
Teenagers took over Taronga’s Backyard to Bush environmental exhibit today when it showcased its innovative Boral Youth at the Zoo (YATZ) program, at the annual Eco Fair.
Wednesday 14th April 2010
The other day I went out of the zoo to fly my female Peregrine Falcon, Nike. I’ve been training Nike since October now and everyday she’s becoming a more and more competent flier.
Monday 12th April 2010
He is participating in the baths sessions with mum and actually likes getting scrubbed by the keepers
Thursday 8th April 2010
It’s recently come to the attention of the Bird Show crew that there is a wild Powerful Owl hanging out in the Zoo grounds. Powerful Owls are a vulnerable species often found in wooded areas, along the east coast of Australia, so to have one in the Sydney CBD area is amazing!
Tuesday 6th April 2010
Pathi Harn has now managed to get all four of his legs up and over the edge of his paddling pool and is enjoying splashing around and playing with his beach ball.
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.