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ur little calf enjoyed his first real bath with mum and aunty Tang Mo inside the barn.
All three aunties and Thong Dee spent the afternoon in the lower paddock with the calf.
He just went for a short walk with all the aunties this morning in the lower paddock.
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.
We watched Thong Dee have her first proper nap lying down last night. It was beautiful. The calf lay between her front legs with Tang Mo just next door.
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.
We introduced the calf to the matriarch of the herd Porntip. She was a little nervous as the calf walked up to check her out. The calf then met Pak Boon, another aunty, who was more confident about saying hello, but she too didn't quite know what to make of the new calf.
Taronga's new male elephant was weighed this morning tipping the scales at 96 kilos.
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.

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