Sir David Attenborough has recently named Australia’s Northern Quoll as one of the endangered species he would take on his Ark– perhaps this is the wake-up call that a lot of us need to recognise the importance of our unique wildlife.
Zoo Keepers spend hour brain-storming, making and setting-up puzzles and activities for our animals which keep them mentally and physically stimulated. But just how many of us do the same at home for our beloved pets? Keeper Deb who works with our carnivores gives you some handy hints on how to keep your pets happy and lively during the day when you can’t be at home.
Not many people have seen one, and when they do, a smile from ear to ear is guaranteed! The Taronga Wildlife Hospital has recently become home to a 40 day old Echidna puggle, found on a path in a caravan park at Anna Bay on the NSW Central Coast.
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.