The main activity with animals this month has been outgoing rather than incoming. As part of the captive breeding management plan, Jasper & Hans (two of our Black-handed Spider-monkeys) have moved to Darwin to make room for a new male, Renaldo, to go in with Heather to hopefully start a family; more females to join them soon.
The zoo weathered the January downpour reasonably well with the main casualty being the pathways; nothing that several truckloads of gravel and many hours of labour haven’t been able to fix and we were only closed for one day. We would like to thank David Martin for getting those loads of gravel here as soon as the road from Stawell was open.
Renovations in the monkey area will provide space for some new displays over the next month.
Halls Gap Zoo will now be open every day of the year, except Christmas Day, 10am-5pm.
We would like to thank Shelley Waldron, Education Officer at Melbourne Zoo for her continued support of the Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies.