S4 E1: Jimiyu's procedure
In one of the biggest vet procedures ever performed at Taronga Zoo nearly 30 staff and specialists are involved in the risky sedation of their 5 ½ metre tall giraffe Jimiyu. A lot rides on keeper Jimmy being able to calmly lead Jimiyu into a barn where he will be darted with a strong sedative ahead of the procedure.
The public are invited to vote on the name of a cute new arrival, a one-month-old fur seal pup already winning the hearts of the marine team. And Taronga’s brand-new exhibit – Nura Diya Australia – is only weeks away from its scheduled opening.
With 14 species of native animals to source and move into the kangaroo & wallaby walk, a tree-top koala encounter, a dingo habitat, and a new nocturnal exhibit. The race is on to get everything ready in time for the big day.
Air date: Wednesday 22nd of November at 7.30pm on Channel 9.
Did you catch the series return of Taronga: Who's Who In The Zoo?
If you did you would have seen the mammoth task it was to peform a general aesthetic on our 1200kg resident giraffe Jimiyu.
Recently we caught up with Keeper Jimmy to get a bit of of an update of how Jimiyu is tracking on since his procedure and what training milestones Keeper Jimmy and the team are now focusing on.
Tune in now to hear more.
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