Following on from the overwhelming response to the recent educational initiative – Aussie Animals Collectable Album and Cards – Woolworths and Taronga are excited about the arrival of the latest edition of Aussie Animals - Baby Wildlife Aussie Animals.
These last few weeks have delivered some extreme weather in Sydney, from hot and dry days to torrential rain and cold winds. Days like these can disrupt the routine of the Keeper, as sometimes the chimps quite simply do not want to go outside!
The 2013 Great Barrier Reef coral spawn is off to a racing start! Last night the first species of coral started sending out egg and sperm bundles to kick off the only reproductive event that can be seen from space.
Tucked away in a breeding enclosure, one of the smallest animals in the zoo has just quietly produced the newest generation of tiny offspring. Red-tailed Phascogales are Dasyurids, or carnivorous marsupials related to Tasmanian Devils.
Taronga Zoo’s young male elephant, Luk Chai, 5, had some dental work on his tusks today. Taronga’s Senior Veterinarian, Dr Larry Vogelnest, said some elephants including Luk Chai, have brittle tusks that are prone to cracking and infection.
Taronga's male elephant Luk Chai is being seen by an expert elephant dentist tomorrow to check out his teeth and tusks. Luk Chai has especially small brittle tusks which, through normal play he damages and has suffered recurrent infections.