Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo?: Feb 22

Tonight it's breeding time in the zoo.

Tonight on Taronga: Who’s Who in the Zoo? it’s breeding time in the zoo.

Produced by McAvoy Media.

Episode Three
Platypus are native to the east coast rivers of Australia and are common in our zoos. However, not one platypus exists outside of Australia. In this captivating episode, Taronga Zoo attempts to make history by transporting a male and female to world-renowned San Diego Zoo. With critical requirements to keep them alive, the zoo must work out how to make this tricky platypus export fly.

With their feet firmly planted on the ground, we also visit Taronga’s penguins during breeding season. It is up to zoo keepers Lindsay and Crystal to track how many eggs have been laid and how many chicks have hatched. Plus, see how the Asian elephants at Taronga Western Plains Zoo cool down on a scorching summer day with an elephant-sized ice block.

7pm tonight on Nine.

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