Each morning at Taronga, the first animals I check are our most critically endangered frogs, firstly to maintain the vital quarantine of these animals so later we can return their offspring to the wild.
After eight weeks settling in to their new home, our four Tasmanian devil joeys are becoming bolder. The three males and the little female have been moved into the Urban Impact enclosure at the Tasmanian Devil Breeding Centre.
As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.
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.