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A Mosman Kookaburra is flying home today after shedding almost 100 grams under the Zoo veterinarians’ weight loss boot camp.
There has been a lot of action amongst our Francois Langur community at Taronga. Our hand-raised female Elke has moved up to join our two new Langurs from Beijing. The pair was bought to Taronga to complete the typical harem society of Francois Langurs in the wild.
I’m feeling really happy with the progress of the overweight kookaburra. Today I weighed her, and she has dropped another 2 grams!! This puts her at a weight of 478g, which means that I am close to releasing her!!
The Wildlife Reproductive Centre (WRC), based at Taronga Western Plains Zoo applies innovative research techniques and data obtained from zoo-based populations to better understand factors contributing to population viability of key species. This includes determining population numbers and dynamics, reproductive health and well-being of individuals and populations.
Right in the middle of yesterday’s rainstorm, the herd headed for the moat. It’s not uncommon for them to take a dip on rainy days as their moat is actually quite warm.
Miniature piglets at Backyard to Bush’s farmyard are keeping their little trotters warm. The eight tiny piglets were born almost two weeks ago and are staying dry in their parents’ straw-filled shelter.
Taronga’s Carnivore Keepers are delighted that the Zoo’s two Sun Bears Mr. Hobbs and Victoria are settling into their new temporary home at the Kodiak Bear exhibit, just opposite the female elephant barn.
As pineapple tops were scattered throughout the paddock, Taronga’s female elephant herd along with Luk Chai and Pathi Harn had some very special onlookers.
Environment Protection Minister, Peter Garrett, today launched the book ‘Health of Antarctic Wildlife: A challenge for Science and Policy’ at Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney.
If you walk past the Kodiak Bear exhibit and see something black and shiny climbing the trees, don’t be too alarmed. Today was moving day for our Sun Bears, Victoria and Mr. Hobbs.