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Posts for March 2011

Scrap Metal Recycling

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:39am

I have noticed recently in the eastern suburbs that the annual hard rubbish collection is in full swing. All that interesting stuff neatly stacked by the suburban roadsides waiting for re-use, people trawling the streets for useful items that are no longer required by others.

Re-use is the most desirable fate for discarded items with recycling coming in second.

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A Tiger with Webbed Feet

Monday, March 21, 2011 9:41am
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On February 26 the Zoo held a special “Enrichment Day” which was a chance for us to showcase some of the behavioural and environmental enrichment that we provide for our animals on an everyday basis.

One of the many highlights of Enrichment Day was seeing Tuan, our 12 year old male Sumatran Tiger, getting his paws (and all the rest!) wet while he stalked a large blood ice-block (or “bloodsicle”) which we floated in the lagoon at the front of his exhibit.

Posted by Zoos SA at 9:41am | 7 Comments

Puspa, our Budding Artist

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:56am
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At the moment, we allow Puspa to come back into the building to her bedroom areas when she decides to. By taking it at her own pace, we are ensuring that we can keep building on all the positive experiences Puspa is having… As the old saying goes, slow and steady wins the race.

But don’t worry we are certainly keeping Puspa happy when she is inside during the day. We have discovered she is a budding artist - Puspa seems to love to paint.

Posted by Zoos SA at 10:56am | 3 Comments

International Women's Day

Tuesday, March 08, 2011 10:42am
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It’s hard to believe that in 1984 Adelaide Zoo’s very first female zoo keeper was employed.

I started working at Adelaide Zoo way back in December 1991 as a casual zoo keeper and by this time it appeared that women were well and truly ensconced into the zoo culture and work ethic.

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Enrichment Day Wrap

Friday, March 04, 2011 1:57pm
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On Saturday 26th February, Adelaide Zoo hosted an all day showcase of animal enrichment activities designed to stimulate zoo animals’ ‘wild’ behaviours and enhance their lives.

Enrichment is an everyday part of zoo life however on this special day we gave the public a chance to see a wide range of species receiving their treats

Posted by Zoos SA at 1:57pm | 1 Comment

Baby Langur

Friday, March 04, 2011 1:33pm
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On 23 January, Adelaide Zoo welcomed the latest addition to our Dusky Langur group.

Three-time Mum, Flier, gave birth to a healthy little girl, who is already proving to be a very mischievous, cheeky monkey...

Posted by Zoos SA at 1:33pm | 2 Comments

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