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Santa Arrives Early for Kluet and Karta

Thursday, December 23, 2010 2:44pm
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Yesterday Kluet and Karta, our Sumatran Orangutans, got an early Christmas present from our wonderful volunteers. The BEEZA (Behavioural and Environmental Enrichment for Zoo Animals) volunteers made Kluet and Karta a huge box filled with many smaller boxes, which were in turned filled with all sorts of treats like dried fruit, popcorn (unsalted and unbuttered!!) and also a few peanuts.

Kluet didn’t spot the box for a few minutes

Posted by Zoos SA at 2:44pm | 1 Comment

Diary of a Palm Cockatoo (part 4)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 10:30am
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Hi Everyone

It’s a girl ! We have received results from DNA sexing and they have confirmed that our chick is a female.

Posted by Zoos SA at 10:30am | 4 Comments

Baby Mandrill

Friday, December 17, 2010 10:51am
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In October, Adelaide Zoo welcomed a newborn female Mandrill to first time mother Niari.

Posted by Zoos SA at 10:51am | 4 Comments

Diary of a Palm Cockatoo (part 3)

Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:26pm
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Hello All

It's time for another entry in the Palm Cocky Diary.

Our little chick isn't so small any more. In the last two weeks the chick has more than doubled in weight

Posted by Zoos SA at 2:26pm | 4 Comments

Our Tawny Frogmouth chick

Thursday, December 09, 2010 10:37am


Posted by Zoos SA at 10:37am | 2 Comments

Diary of a Palm Cockatoo (part 2)

Friday, December 03, 2010 2:05pm
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Although our little chick is growing quickly, it will require feeding potentially for the next 5 or 6 months. They generally don't leave the nest until they are about 4 months old and are notoriously slow at weaning.

Luckily this extended period in the nest is coupled with a slow digestive system.

Posted by Zoos SA at 2:05pm | 0 Comments

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