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After weeks of intensive effort put in by trainer Erin Stone, with our Peregrine Falcon Clarkie, decided he was ready to be released last Wednesday. Originally we wanted to release Clarkie in January but with it being a very windy day on Xmas Eve, the falcon decided it was time to go.
Ripley is on her way at being one of the newest stars of Taronga’s Free Flight Bird Show but, part of her training includes flying out of tricky situations.
The Oriental Small Clawed Otters got into the spirit of the season with a Christmas feast of an unusual kind.
The Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor today announced that the festive spirit will be spread to Taronga zoo when animals receive special Christmas treats.
All I can hear as I type this is ‘cheep, cheep, cheep’, because … we have some new chicks. We have four and they are Red Jungle Fowl. It is from this species that many common chickens are descended. They are the original recipe! They are so tiny, very fluffy and extremely cute and only weighed 30 grams when they arrived. 30 grams!
Ripley the Barking Owl is now 12 weeks old and has already started free fly training for the QBE Free Flight Bird Show. Watch the video diary and see her in action.
Taronga Zoo’s second youngest gorilla, Fuzu, celebrated his 2nd birthday on December 8 and for a special treat the group was given iceblocks.
We’ve been taking Clarkie, one of the newest members of Bird Show, off site for some training.
An injured Peregrine Falcon, the world’s fastest animal, has found its wings again thanks to the help of the Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and Bird Show trainers.
It has been an interesting few weeks in the Orang-utan house since the Chimps moved in.

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