Koala joey emerges at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

first_imgSource = Taronga Western Plains Zoo Spring has sprung as Koala joey emerges from pouchKoala joey emerges at Taronga Western Plains ZooKeepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo are delighted to report early sightings of a male Koala joey that is now just over five months old and starting to emerge from its mother’s pouch.The yet to be named Koala joey is the third offspring for mother, Wild Girl who is displaying very positive nurturing behaviours.“We are really happy with how both mother and joey are doing. Wild Girl is an experienced mother and is showing all the right maternal behaviours,” said Keeper, Denyell Woodhouse.Wild Girl arrived at the Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital after being hit by a car.Unfortunately because of her injuries she couldn’t be released. She joined the Zoo’s Koala group in early 2013 and has since played an important role in the breeding program.“This is the first Koala joey to emerge from its mother’s pouch this season, and we are hopeful of having at least one more Koala joey emerge in the coming months,” said Denyell.“At present visitors need to have a keen eye to spot the joey when it is out of the pouch, as it clings to the underside of Wild Girl however, as it grows and the weather warms up, it will start to be more visible and active.”Koala joeys stay with their mother for up to 12 months of age. They will start to roam further and further away from their mother as they reach this age, exploring their surroundings before becoming fully independent.A great time to see the Koala joey in the Aussie Walkthrough exhibit is at the daily keeper talk at 2:30pm.Taronga Western Plains Zoo is located in Central Western NSW and is open every day from 9am – 4pm. For more information visit www.zoofari.com.au or 6881 1400. Taronga Western Plains Zoolast_img read more

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RAMA SIMPLE BIRTHDAY GATHERING Cebu City Mayor Mi

first_imgRAMA: SIMPLE BIRTHDAY GATHERINGCebu City Mayor Michael Rama will be turning 59 on Monday and would rather have a simple gathering with family and friends at his residence in Rama compound in Basak San Nicolas to celebrate his birthday.ADVERTISEMENT Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again View comments SMC bags Bulacan airport project MOST READ Bodjie Pascua slams Palace stance on making Dengvaxia usable again Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros UV Green Lancers trounce USC Warriors in quarterfinals of FilOil University Games LOOK: MMDA conducts 2nd round of clearing ops in Pasig, Pateros At least 40 Navy personnel and their families can have a place to stay in during the duration of their tour in Cebu after the completion of construction of the four 10-door apartment type buildings inside the Naval Forces Central (Navforcen) compound in Cebu.MORE STORIESnewsinfoFirst a cockroach, now a fly disturbs DutertenewsinfoUS gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. VisayasnewsinfoRed Cross extends assistance to victims of quake-hit BatanesMORE STORIESnewsinfoFirst a cockroach, now a fly disturbs DutertenewsinfoUS gives P2B to boost quality early education in Bicol, W. VisayasnewsinfoRed Cross extends assistance to victims of quake-hit BatanesThe project will provide shelter for those navy personnel assigned in operational areas in Visayas and Mindanao, said Philippine Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alano during yesterday’s blessing of two of the completed buildings which was also the 36th anniversary of Navforcen.The P47 million apartment building project is funded from the Malampaya Fund which has been questioned recently after some government officials apparently squandered P900 million of the fund.“We will assure the Filipino people that there will be proper utilization of these buildings for transparency,” Alano said.Each two-story apartment-type unit has a living room, three bedrooms, and a kitchen.  /Correspondent Michelle L. PadayhagADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Man, 69, nabbed for keeping guns with expired license in Makati City PLAY LIST 00:15Man, 69, nabbed for keeping guns with expired license in Makati City01:10400 kilos of ‘botcha’ chicken meat seized at Manila’s Paco Market01:133 tough cops have soft spot for Manila’s street kids03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next 4.0 quake shakes Davao Oriental town LATEST STORIES Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks, haircuts Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal “I’ll spend it at home. I didn’t send invitations because it’s the barangay elections ,” Rama said in Bisaya.Rama said he does not want to be suspected of playing politics by gathering his allies and political supporters on his birthday.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealBesides, he said, he was well aware that they will also be busy monitoring the outcome of the barangay elections. /Chief Of Reporters Doris C. BongcacAPARTMENTS FOR NAVY PERSONNELlast_img read more

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