S4 E4: Monkey Business
Living on an idyllic island at Taronga Zoo Sydney, Vampeer, the lone male squirrel monkey, faces his share of challenges. When breeding season ends, the females often turn hostile, prompting keepers to devise a clever escape plan to his private bachelor pad.
Over at Western Plains Zoo, a routine sedation and hoof trim for Altani, the Tahki wild horse, turns into something a bit more serious than first anticipated. Vet Alisa faces a critical decision: continue the procedure or wake her up.
Taronga's wildlife hospital sees the release of numerous wild animals, but the 'Skip' a long-nosed marks a very important milestone for Taronga and understanding precious seal movements.
Air date: Wednesday 13th of December at 7.30pm on Channel 9.
Did you catch episode 4 of Who's Who In The Zoo?
In this week's episode of Who's Who in the Zoo, the compelling story of Skip the Fur Seal unfolded on screen. After rehabilitation by Sea World - Gold Coast, Australia, and equipped with a satellite tracker through the Seabirds to Seascapes project, Skip became the pioneering seal in this initiative. Today, we're pleased to announce that a total of four seals have undergone successful rehabilitation and release.
Meet Narrang, a resilient female Long-nosed Fur Seal featured in the video below. After spending months at the Taronga Wildlife Hospital, she was found on Newport Beach, lethargic and with evidence of Cookiecutter Shark bites. Released just outside Sydney Heads in September, Narrang made her way to a known colony of Fur Seals near Barrenjoey.
As we enter the summer months, keep an eye out for Narrang! If you're fortunate, you might spot her basking on the rocks near the lighthouse. The Seabirds to Seascapes project, led by the Department of Planning and Environment, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Sydney Institute of Marine Science, and Taronga, is funded by the NSW Environmental Trust.
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