We took the calf for its third walk today. Mum Thong Dee decided to try climbing a hill and the calf tried to follow. He made a really good attempt but had a little stumble. Thong Dee turned straight back and continued on flat ground.
He has just used his little trunk to pick up a pineapple top for the first time! He'd been trying to do this during in mum's morning feed, poking the pineapple tops with his trunk, but now he's already learnt how to pick it up.
Thong Dee was happier about leaving the security of the barn with her calf at her side. Us keepers and Tang Mo helped Thong Dee walk the calf right down to the lower paddock. When we got there Thong Dee and Tang Mo ate some hay and the calf stayed close to the two girls.
The Deputy Premier and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Carmel Tebbutt, today announced that that Cameron Kerr would be appointed as the new Director and CEO of Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos.