Manager of Research and Conservation, Dr Rebecca Spindler is currently out on the Great Barrier Reef with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) to collect coral spawn to add to the gene bank currently housed at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Our gorgeous echidna puggle Beau is doing very well under the watchful eyes of nurses at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital. The youngster has now tripled its size and the nurses and now exposing the puggle to dirt so that Beau can dig and burrow. See the latest photos of the puggle here.
From the bottom of my heart, I just want to let everyone know how extremely grateful I am for all the love and support that was sent to me during my recovery process. The well wishes, cards, flowers, and gifts from friends, family and even complete strangers meant so much to me, and I truly believe it led to my speedy recovery. I want to extend a special thank you to my work mates, who attended to me immediately and handled the situation with total professionalism and compassion.
Visitors to the zoo will often spend a good portion of their day at “Chimpanzee Sanctuary” observing the group, perhaps marvelling at their incredible climbing skills or laughing at their slapstick comedy routines.
It’s an exciting time for our gorilla family - our youngest gorilla Kipenzi is growing up. Over the last few weeks keepers have been fortunate enough to see Kipenzi growing, not only in size, but in confidence.
Like Ord before him, Fitzroy, a member of our Sulphur-crested Cockatoo flock, is gearing up for something new at the Bird Show. With their yellow crests and raucous squawks, it is easy to see why these parrots are known as being loud and energetic, embodying the stereotypic concept of Aussie larrikin antics.