People often look at me a bit oddly when I say that I love vultures but I don’t see what’s not to love! Saturday September 3 is International Vulture Awareness day and despite the fact that Australia doesn’t have any native vultures, Aussies need to be aware of their importance and their plight in the wild.
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.