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The family of Taronga Zoo keeper, Lucy Melo, told Zoo staff today  that she is no longer on the critical list at Royal North Shore Hospital, although she remains in Intensive Care.

The Zoo’s Director and CEO, Cameron Kerr, said: “We’re very encouraged to hear of the improvement in Lucy’s condition since last Friday. Her family also told us that she has been sitting up under nursing supervision .”

“We’re very grateful for the on-going support for Lucy and her fellow keepers, who are continuing their daily work at our elephant barn, caring for the herd.”

While the keepers are continuing to manage the elephants using all appropriate safety precautions, they said  the herd, including Pathi Harn, remain calm and well.

They have been swimming in the exhibit’s pools, with the calves playing as usual during their daily activities and feeds.

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