The calf is doing well. She is starting to move about more readily and is starting to spend a bit more time with her aunties.
Today the new calf was integrated into the whole herd. Tang Mo, Thong Dee and Luk Chai all greeted her with enthusiasm and touched her with their trunks.
Today the new calf and mum Pak Boon spent a lot of the day in the lower paddock of The Rainforest Trail with Porntip and Pathi Harn.
Pak Boon and her calf are spending time together in the barn today, getting comfortable with each other.
Four years from the day that our Asian elephant herd first arrived in Australia, our latest addition has arrived!
The calf is Taronga’s first female and it is the fifth calf born to the Australian Conservation Management Plan for these endangered elephants.
Pak Boon is going very well with her pregnancy. We are now at 652 days of gestation. An elephant’s pregnancy is the longest in the animal kingdom.
Well it’s been a year now since our two Orangs moved down to their new home and everything seems to be running as smoothly as it can in Orang World.
It appears that our Zoo-bred Regent Honeyeaters have truly flown the coop.
It has been a while since I have blogged re our Chimp community but the interesting politics continue on a day to day basis.

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