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Getting regular veterinary check-ups is a normal part of life at Taronga Zoo. It ensures that all animals within the collection receive the best medical care, and are capable of living full, healthy lives.
Our Brolga, Billy is still very much enjoying her walks around the zoo. The thing she enjoys more than anything else though is when she can forage for grubs and other insects, which comprises part of her wild diet.
For the last fortnight social media has been a flutter with one question – “is it blue and black, or white and gold”? And although the answer is clearly white and gold, regardless of what the original dress claims, this question has generated mass interest. This could partly be because we as humans are a very visual species. But how would the dress appear to a bird, for example the parrot family?
Our Bird Show team is full of stars, but sadly today it is a little less bright as we say farewell to Howard the Barn Owl
Zuleta, Taronga's newly-named Andean Condor chick
It’s been a long time coming, but our Andean Condor chick has finally been given a name – Zuleta.
Taronga's Andean Condor chick ventures out on display
It’s been six months in the making, but our Andean Condor chick has finally started to join proud parents, Bruce and Connie on display.
A female Wedge-tailed Eagle has learned to fly in the care of Taronga Zoo staff 18 months after it normally would have taken wing in the wild.
At ten months of age and after five months of training one of our newest stars has finally made her show debut. Volunteer and you can try to get a real-time photo moment as the owl flies over your head.
When you think large raptors visions of prehistoric beasts from the pages of ‘Jurassic Park’ may come to mind, however raptors also refers to a specialised group of birds, named for their powerful gripping feet. The largest of those found in Australia is the Wedge-tailed eagle, sporting an incredible wingspan of 2.2m tip to tip. If you’ve not seen one, you are missing out, but luckily to witness these birds in flight you won’t need to travel back 65 million years, you can visit us down at the Bird Show and meet our newest addition, a 12-month old male Wedge-tail.
There was a buzz in the air as our guests arrived, cameras clicking and smiles all round. With the spectacular view of Sydney Harbour in the background, this was clearly going to be an exciting event as the finalists for Tourism Australia’s The Best Jobs in the World competition joined keepers in the Bird Show amphitheatre. To greet them, there was myself and some other members of the Taronga team, including a Diamond Python, Short-beaked Echidna, White-tailed Cockatoo and my counterpart “Nangaw”, the Powerful Owl.