Sir David Attenborough has recently named Australia’s Northern Quoll as one of the endangered species he would take on his Ark– perhaps this is the wake-up call that a lot of us need to recognise the importance of our unique wildlife.
Zoo Keepers spend hour brain-storming, making and setting-up puzzles and activities for our animals which keep them mentally and physically stimulated. But just how many of us do the same at home for our beloved pets? Keeper Deb who works with our carnivores gives you some handy hints on how to keep your pets happy and lively during the day when you can’t be at home.
Not many people have seen one, and when they do, a smile from ear to ear is guaranteed! The Taronga Wildlife Hospital has recently become home to a 40 day old Echidna puggle, found on a path in a caravan park at Anna Bay on the NSW Central Coast.
Sixty five million years ago a cataclysmic event changed the earth forever and dinosaurs couldn’t adapt fast enough to the new environment they found themselves in. While it wasn’t instantaneous, these incredible prehistoric creatures died out, and now we can only marvel at what they would have been like in the flesh.
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.
Taronga Zoo’s young male elephant, Luk Chai, 5, had some dental work on his tusks today. Taronga’s Senior Veterinarian, Dr Larry Vogelnest, said some elephants including Luk Chai, have brittle tusks that are prone to cracking and infection.