Magpies have started to appear in the news with stories about swooping on pedestrians and bike riders. It’s not because they’re aggressive but they’re just being protective of their nestlings and not all of them do it.
Mary the Malayan Sun Bear has made the move to Taronga Zoo, and is settling into new surroundings! The boisterous two and a half year old is now on display, and can be seen exploring her new territory as she gets acquainted with Taronga’s male Sun Bear, Mr Hobbs.
When I enter the Taronga Zoo animal hospital I hear squeaky noises. Not thinking about what I will see, I enter the room, looking around naively, until I finally notice where it comes from. Something is moving in a big yellow incubator.
As part of a 10 year Centenary Master Plan upgrade, Taronga has submitted plans to build an Australian Habitat Exhibit (phase 1) which includes an overnight conservation experience called the Taronga Wildlife Retreat.