Marley News July 2012

Imagine standing among heaps of thousands of King Penguins. This is exactly what Senior Marine Mammal Keeper Ady experienced on her trip, to Antarctica recently.

This trip was not a relaxing holiday, but a trip for people who care about wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery.

Ady was onboard the ship, representing Taronga, giving the other passengers talks as they encountered rare seals and penguins.

In a few weeks Ady took about 7,500 photos! I guess she was excited!

As Ady and the passengers walked among the wildlife, her day-to-day experience with Taronga’s marine mammals was useful, especially when they saw a young male seal charge the group. Ady stood up to the seal and barked back at him. I would have loved to have seen that!

Ady said "It was a very special trip; it is an experience I will never forget. I was pinching myself constantly, being in between albatrosses, lots of other rare birds, Leopard Seals, Crabeater Seals, New Zealand Fur Seals and so many different types of penguins".