In the last episode of Wild Life at the Zoo, a young Australian Hobby, ‘Pez’ gets spooked whilst showing off the fast flying these birds are known for in the Free Flight Bird Show. See the dedication of his keepers as they travel around Sydney searching for Pez, and after a long anxious night with the Hobby still out, keepers, literally wake up before the birds to help bring him home.
The Taronga Wildlife Hospital also treats a 100+ kilogram Green Turtle found floating at Port Macquarie and it may just help unlock some secrets about the migration habits of its species , whilst a group of Little Penguins take to the air, establishing an insurance breeding program for their species in Europe.
‘Project Penguin’ is a Conservation Education Program delivered by Taronga Zoo’s Learning Centre in partnership with the Northern Beaches Learning Alliance.
A Little Penguin which nearly suffocated due to a fishing net was rehabilitated by Taronga Wildlife Hospital and released back into the wild!
The Taronga Wildlife Hospital treats an average of 40 marine turtles each year that have been washed up on beaches or found floating, unable to swim in the sea. The task of rehabilitating and releasing these animals along with hundreds of other native animals that come into the hospital’s care is the task of Taronga’s veterinarians and nurses.
A flurry of feathers and a cacophony of bird song bring this popular event to life at 12pm and 3pm daily (map reference L5).
Size matters? I think not. Check out Pez, our male Australian Hobby. The Australian Hobby is one of this country’s smallest raptors, second only to the Nankeen Kestrel.