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Posts for December 2008

Establishing a New Pride

Monday, December 22, 2008 12:30am
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G’day everyone and welcome to the new Lion Introduction blog.  I’m Steve McKee and I am one of the Big Cat keepers at the Adelaide Zoo.  I’m a Carnivore keeper which means some days I work with Big and Small Cats; other days I work with Australian Sealions and African Wild Dogs; and sometimes I work with Otters, Meerkats…and Giraffes (?)…just to keep me on my toes.

Our Lion introduction has been taking place for sometime now so I’ll start this blog with a bit of history and how we got to where we are now.

Posted by Zoos SA at 12:30am | 2 Comments

Meet the Flamingo Keeper

Friday, December 19, 2008 1:44pm

Vaughn wilsonHi there

I'm Vaughan, the keeper normally responsible for looking after the Flamingos as well as another 300+ birds at Adelaide Zoo. I have been working here for about six years and have looked after the flamingos for about four of those years. I also used to be a volunteer guide here at the zoo for close to twenty years before that so I have a long history of being around Adelaide Zoo, and being around the flamingos. I have also been fortunate enough to have observed flamingos in the wild in Africa.

I hope you enjoy our website and the information that we can provide to you. I’ll be weighing the flamingo again soon so will write another update over the weekend.

Merry Christmas.

 

Posted by Zoos SA at 1:44pm

Flamingo Update

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 1:43pm

The Greater Flamingo has been doing fine all week. Its weight today is 4.04kg. Though this is down on the last weighing, it is a return to the likely standard weight. Another Zoowatch will be starting next week to enable a comparison of present behaviour to the results of the last Zoowatch post incident.

Posted by Zoos SA at 1:43pm

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