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Taronga Zoo Blog

Thursday 26th November 2009
Today, Erin and I took our female brolga Billy for a walk around the zoo. She has been in our QBE Free Flight Bird Show for nearly as long as it has been running. Going for a walk is something a little different for Billy and allows her to investigate different areas.
Tuesday 24th November 2009
There has been a recent spate of births at Backyard to Bush keeping everyone very busy.
Monday 23rd November 2009
In Year of the Gorilla Taronga Zoo has been helping these gentle giants of the jungle with a campaign called “They’re calling on you”.
Monday 16th November 2009
Even before Luk Chai was born, auntie Tang Mo played an important role in preparing the mother-to-be, Thong Dee . When Thong Dee was in labour Tang Mo gave her a gentle rub on the back wiith her trunk to reassure and give her comfort. When Luk Chai arrived it took a little longer for the older elephants to get used to the newest member of the herd, but we’ve certainly noticed that they’ve now well and truly taken the boisterous young calf to heart as well as under their bellies.
Monday 16th November 2009
We have nine Western Lowland Gorillas at Taronga Zoo. In every gorilla society there is a dominant male called the silverback and our silverback is the very impressive Kibabu who weighs over 200 kg. Also in his family are his three females, Moulia, Kriba and Frala, and then we have our juveniles Mbeli, Fataki and Kimya not to mention our two newest family members Fuzu and Mahale, (both very cute and both very different in personality). Over the coming weeks I will try and update you on our family group and what they have been up to.
Wednesday 11th November 2009
Willa is a 7 month old Swamp Wallaby and cute as a button. Up until now Willa has been cared for by Inspector Skye Adams at the RSPCA. Her life is now beginning at the zoo and when she is big enough she will be introduced to the other wallabies in our Australian Walk Through exhibit.
Monday 9th November 2009
In the mornings we take the girls for a walk around the paddocks to keep them fit and active. They link together like a chain, head to tail.
Friday 6th November 2009
Taronga's remarkable animals and dedicated staff took action against global warming by getting involved in International Day of Climate Action on October 24.
Friday 6th November 2009
Although we’ve previously been referring to Ripley as a boy, as it turns out, he is actually a she! We found out only a few days ago.
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.