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Zuleta, Taronga's newly-named Andean Condor chick
It’s been a long time coming, but our Andean Condor chick has finally been given a name – Zuleta.
Taronga's Andean Condor chick ventures out on display
It’s been six months in the making, but our Andean Condor chick has finally started to join proud parents, Bruce and Connie on display.
A female Wedge-tailed Eagle has learned to fly in the care of Taronga Zoo staff 18 months after it normally would have taken wing in the wild.
At ten months of age and after five months of training one of our newest stars has finally made her show debut. Volunteer and you can try to get a real-time photo moment as the owl flies over your head.
When you think large raptors visions of prehistoric beasts from the pages of ‘Jurassic Park’ may come to mind, however raptors also refers to a specialised group of birds, named for their powerful gripping feet. The largest of those found in Australia is the Wedge-tailed eagle, sporting an incredible wingspan of 2.2m tip to tip. If you’ve not seen one, you are missing out, but luckily to witness these birds in flight you won’t need to travel back 65 million years, you can visit us down at the Bird Show and meet our newest addition, a 12-month old male Wedge-tail.
There was a buzz in the air as our guests arrived, cameras clicking and smiles all round. With the spectacular view of Sydney Harbour in the background, this was clearly going to be an exciting event as the finalists for Tourism Australia’s The Best Jobs in the World competition joined keepers in the Bird Show amphitheatre. To greet them, there was myself and some other members of the Taronga team, including a Diamond Python, Short-beaked Echidna, White-tailed Cockatoo and my counterpart “Nangaw”, the Powerful Owl.
The Taronga Bird Show’s newest feathered star is Ord, the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. Ord is currently being trained by keeper Brendan to sit on a specially designed box to take coin and note donations from visitors after the show.
You may remember ‘Big’ and ‘Bounce’ from their earlier blog; they might look like giant marshmallows, but these two Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos are being trained for free-flight at the Bird Show.
Our young condor chick has begun to be more mobile these days. In preparation for her big move from her condor crèche to aviary life, she has been having forays out into the big wide world.
When most people think of the Bird Show, it is naturally birds that spring to mind, however the team is currently experimenting with something different. His name is ‘Richie’; he is seven months old and … is a Common Ring-tailed Possum!

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