It’s the last episode of Wild Life at the Zoo, from plans to produce chimpanzee offspring to visiting a colony of Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies, this episode reveals the emotional highs and lows of a life dedicated to caring for wildlife.
In this week’s episode, a pair of Fennec Foxes becomes parents for the first time, a White Rhinoceros arrives from Victoria to provide support for Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s pregnant rhino and viewers meet a very special penguin with very happy feet.
Share the emotional journey and sleepless nights with keeper, Nick who becomes a surrogate father to Tallow the koala joey. Being a koala keeper may seem like one of the cuter and cuddlier jobs at Taronga, but rearing a koala which has been rejected by its mother, is one hard job. It requires 24 hour dedication and is a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows.
The first episode of Series Two is gritty, at times confronting but ultimately uplifting. It tells the story of the cruel wildlife trade and the former life of Taronga’s Sun Bear, Mr. Hobbs. This much loved Taronga bear was rescued from the Cambodian restaurant trade before he could be dismembered to create Bear Paw Soup.
Renae has been working as a keeper for 11 years, the last four years as the Unit Supervisor of Ungulates.
In her role, Renae looks after hoofed mammals including Giraffe, Zebra, Bongo, Tapir and Hippopotamus.
Jimmy has been working as a keeper at both Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoo for the past twelve years. During this time he has specialised in managing a wide variety of Ungulate species including Giraffe, Zebra, Pygmy Hippopotamus and bongo.
Taronga is part of a breeding program to make sure endangered Tasmanian Devils remain on this planet. In this week’s episode of Wild Life at the Zoo, female Tasmanian Devil ‘Nina’ has mated with two feisty males, so who sired the precious Tasmanian Devil joeys?
The aim of Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital is to rehabilitate as many patients as possible and send them back out into their natural habitat. But for ‘Franklin’, this was never an option. Find out why here.
Meet some of Taronga's dedicated Keepers that feature in 'Wild Life at the Zoo' here. Learn about how they got into Zoo Keeping, why they're passionate about widlife and their most exciting and inspiring Zoo moments.