Beaver-tails, funnel cakes, baseball, peppers (capsicums!) and skunks. None of these were part of my world until recently, some of these weren’t even part of my vocabulary and in retrospect I think I still wish funnel cakes wasn’t.
The carnivore keepers are again getting to normal with their animals in their exhibits. The two Snow Leopards, Sabu and Kamala, are the 5 year old offspring of Samarra, the breeding female which stayed in the usual exhibit during the work.
There’s good news to report from the bird-watchers monitoring the Zoo-bred Regent Honeyeaters in Chiltern, Victoria. We released the birds over four months ago and there are still plenty of them around.
Taronga Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a precious Pygmy Hippo calf, the first to be reared by its mother at the Zoo in over 20 years. For the next few weeks visitors will begin to catch glimpses of the newborn as it spends short periods of time exploring the exhibit with its mother.
2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Sydney and Nagoya. To celebrate this milestone of international friendship, understanding and goodwill, City of Sydney and the Sydney-Nagoya Sister City Committee is delighted to present an exhibition of photographs taken at the Sister Cities’ Zoos.
Last night the Taronga Foundation auctioned the works of 20 renowned contemporary artists. Even with the election just around the corner and uncertain economic times ahead, Sotheby’s was packed with lots of people from the art world showing their support for the Zoo’s vital conservation work.