Born 1971 

Cuddles is a female African Elephant who arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in 1977 from the United Kingdom.

Cuddles is a real attention seeker and people pleaser. She loves to interact with her keepers from her paddock and enjoys foraging for her food ever morning. Cuddles also loves to cover herself in dirt or mud if it's been raining! 

Cuddles is certainly the noisiest elephant living at the Zoo, often trumpeting loudly and becoming very animated when keepers move close by.

Cuddles can be precious about things at times and is a bit of a drama queen. She is an enthusiastic elephant and loves to learn however it takes her a little while to learn new skills or behaviours.