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New baby emu chicks earn their stripe...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 25/10/2012 - 02:24 pm

Sydney – 25 October, 2012 – WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo this week welcomed a flurry of feathered friends with the arrival of four adorable, distinctively striped baby emu chicks. The chicks arrived last week from John Morony Wildlife Care Centre, who, as part of an ongoing partnership with WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, housed the baby emus throughout a month-long quarantine period. Marcus Mellenbergh, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Bird Keeper, commented: “We’re thrilled to have a healthy and happy new brood with us. Emus grow extremely quickly – our chicks will be fully grown in the next five or so months – so now is a fantastic time to visit!” These lovable ...

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WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo’s most terrifyin...

by whatsoninsydney.com.au on 04/10/2012 - 08:07 am
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Sydney – 3 October, 2012 – WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo today carried out a feed for the attraction’s most terrifying resident, a 700kg crocodile called Rex, who demolished an extra-large serving of beef ribs to celebrate his first bite after emerging from three months of winter fasting. Expertly coordinated by WILD LIFE Sydney’s Reptiles Keeper, Jason Hainke, the feed was conducted behind a specially-constructed gate which keeps the staff completely safe from Rex’s hungry jaws. After months of hibernation, Rex, who is one of the world’s largest crocodiles, emerged from hibernation and aggressively chowed down on his first meal in three months. “Th ...

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