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A Busy Day For Us All Once Again

Monday, November 29, 2010 3:36pm
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Hi all

You haven’t heard from me for a while but I will try and update you on some of the happenings in the health centre.

Last Monday, we were busy checking our carnivore section including our female sealion ‘Ady’ after her anaesthetic for

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Rescued Sea Eagle

Friday, April 23, 2010 11:29am
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Saw a White-bellied Sea Eagle this morning, brought in by the Australian Marine Wildlife Research and Rescue Organization (AMWRRO). A beautiful bird with impressive powerful talons that we made sure we avoided!

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Travelling Bison

Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:31am

Just got back from a trip with one of the keepers taking two male American Plains Bison from Monarto Zoo over to the zoo at Hall’s Gap in Victoria. All went incredibly smoothly... well, except for it taking 2 hours to get them to walk up the raceway into the trailer – nothing happens with 800kg bison bulls until they’re good and ready!

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RIP Cubba

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:33am
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We recently said goodbye to Cubba, our Persian leopard. Born here at Adelaide Zoo, Cubba had lived a long healthy life and rarely required veterinary attention. About a month ago, Cubba was found suddenly lame on his right front leg one morning with an obvious swelling just above his wrist.

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Time at Monarto

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 11:40am

Hi all,

Today I am working at Monarto Zoo. I generally only work at Adelaide, but as the usual Monarto nurse is on leave I was asked to cover for her. I always enjoy working at Monarto and, as they say, a change of scenery can be as good as a holiday.

First up I attended in-house gun training.

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Regent Honeyeater Reintroduction

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 11:41am
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It's been a very rewarding day today, and it started at about 6am this morning. We have been quarantining eight endangered Regent Honeyeaters in the Animal Health Centre. Regent Honeyeaters are extinct in South Australia and it is thought that there is only about 800 - 2000 individuals left in the wild.

We have been quarantining the honeyeaters in the health centre before sending them to Taronga Zoo to be released into the wild as a large group

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Sunbear Surgery

Monday, March 29, 2010 11:44am

Hello all,

As usual it's been a very interesting day! Over the last week our female Malayan sun bear Dewi, has been noted by her keepers to have a very swollen abdomen. Her attitude and appetite has remained normal, however keepers and veterinary staff were a bit concerned. So it was decided to plan to anaesthetise her so that we could examine her closely.

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It's Festival Time Again!

Thursday, March 04, 2010 11:45am

This is such a great time of year in Adelaide. I moved to SA in 2008 so last year was my first Fringe, my first Womad... I love it. And it’s so great that Adelaide Zoo is such a part of it all; even more so from this year with the new spaces for performance and exhibition at the new front entrance of the zoo.

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Meerkat Procedure

Thursday, August 06, 2009 3:13pm

Whew.... another busy day. Only have time for a quick chat, so will just write about the patient of the day.... a very cute 4 year old female meerkat, who about a week ago poked her front paw into another meerkat enclosure and had it bitten.

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Computed Radiography Machine

Thursday, July 02, 2009 11:59am
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Hi All,

Things are really moving along at the moment in the Animal Health Department.  From a nursing point of view, we have a terrific team of nurses here that work incredibly hard to ensure that all the animals under our care get the very best care available.

We are still working hard at raising enough money by the end of the year to keep our Computed Radiography machine ($45 000 to go.........). 

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