Discussion in 'Australia' started by Jabiru96, 4 Jan 2016.
I wonder if Lobo the chimp (1989-1996) will still be on display.
A female Francois Langur has been born
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Taronga Zoo. New Meerkat babies due next week.
This news article by the zoo says that Sumatran Tiger Adventure will be open around Easter next year (not sure if that's ambitious or on schedule since the last time I visited they were still in the process of making the foundations for the exhibit): https://taronga.org.au/news/2016-09-02/tree-change-for-tigers
I had tried to find some information on the new tiger area a year ago and found nothing except ""Sumatran Tiger Adventure: An Indonesian-themed exhibit where visitors can get close to the mysterious Sumatran Tigers, and learn why choosing sustainable palm oil products can help preserve their native habitat.""
But I just had another look and found some plans for it here:
Sumatran Tiger Adventure | Taronga Zoo 2016 | Green & Dale
This may have been posted before and I missed or forgot it, but it has a description and a couple of designs including the "floor plan" between Tahr Mountain and the Sun Bear enclosure. Worth re-posting even if someone has done so before anyway.
I think i still have a copy on my hard drives i will have a look and message you.
Two meerkat pups have been born: https://taronga.org.au/media/media-release/2016-09-21/meerkat-baby-boom-taronga
The zoo will be opening its doors at 8:30am tomorrow, one hour earlier than normal, for people suffering from autism and their families: Taronga Zoo to open early for guests with autism spectrum disorder
Some Taronga history :
They have been named Ntombi and Xolani: | Taronga
16 Bellinger River snapping turtles have arrived to establish a captive breeding program: New hope for critically endangered turtles
Three Short-beaked Echidna puggles have hatched at Taronga Zoo - the first in 29 years. The youngest of the puggles was born to mother Pitpa, who was the last echidna to be born at the zoo, back in 1987.
Story and photos here: First puggles born at Taronga Zoo in 29 years
Congrats Pitpa and Taronga staff
This is awesome news! I wasn't aware that they had gone so long between births- I mean hatchings (sorry, I often forget that some mammals do in fact lay eggs). I had no idea the young were called puggles, that's so neat.
Video about the Echidna :
And an article about the Echidna-breeding :
First Echidna Puggles in 29 Years for Taronga Zoo
Female giraffe Kitoto being sent to Perth Zoo for breeding:
That means that Taronga will be left with 1.2 (male Jimiyu, females Niota and Zarafa). Niota probably won't be around much longer either (she was born in 1991 so is pretty much at then end of her life expectancy).
A new Facebook video shows that the cottontop tamarins have moved into the old spider monkey exhibit (most recently holding male Goodfellow's tree kangaroo Parum).
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute and lovable i coulda died seeing that little sweetheart , just the way it tucked its head in around too <3 <3 <3 even seeing the mum for a sec just reminded me of how beautiful they really are at any time of their life (the way she the keeper said at the same time she's a first time mum made it all seem double cute.
Thanks heaps for sharing really made my day
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