Animal Diaries Archive
30 December 2005It has not cooled down at all this week, but that certainly has not slowed down our steady flow of Zoo visitors!
Historically, this is the busiest time of year for us and we are expecting large crowds. It is also this time of year that Amelio the Wedge-tailed Eagle returns to his starring role of finishing the daily Crocoseum CrocsLIVE show. Unfortunately for us though, Amelio has started moulting his flight feathers which has reduced his flying confidence a little.
So, this meant that about a week before he was due to do his first show we had to adjust his routine slightly to make it easier for him to achieve his goal. We just needed to slightly alter his exit routine. For the last week he has been practicing his new routine twice daily and has now successfully made the change with confidence! You can see in this week's photo of Amelio with Nick, as Nick walks Amelio into the middle of the Crocoseum to show him where he needs to go to leave the arena. Nick has only just started working with Amelio and so far Amelio thinks Nick is a pretty good fella (and vice versa!).
Our Amazing Wedge-tailed Eagles
With a wingspan of up to 2.74m, the Wedge-Tailed Eagle is the largest raptor in Australia. A lanky bird, it hunts by high soaring flight, circling up on thermal ...more
On display in the Crocoseum