Cuddles is a female African Elephant who arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in 1977 from the United Kingdom.
Cuddles is a real attention seeker and people pleaser. She loves to follow keepers around when on the exhibit with her and enjoys being involved with everything that is happening. Cuddles loves to help out where she can, lifting heavy items for keepers and will often do things to get attention.
Cuddles is certainly the noisiest elephant living at Zoo, often trumpeting loudly and becoming very animated when keepers move close by.
Cuddles can be precious about things at times and is a bit of a drama queen. She is an enthusiastic elephant and loves to learn however it takes her a little while to learn new skills or behaviours.