Homeschool Excursion to Taronga Zoo
7th August, 2009
Luk Chai, the baby elephant calf is the first baby elephant born in Australia at Taronga Zoo. He was born in early July, 2009.
On the 7th of August 2009, we went and saw the baby elephant.
The calf stayed most of the time under his mother and once we saw him trying to pick up a stone with his trunk, but he couldn't even though he gave it a good try. The calf drinks about 12 litres of milk a day and puts on 1kg of weight each day.
We also went to see the western lowland gorillas. We saw them when it was feeding time. The biggest gorilla collected lots of food (tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, branches with leaves, cabbage and lots of other vegetables) and put it in a bunch and protected it while he ate it. While he was eating he sat in front of the door so he could watch all areas.
We also went to see the deer and my mum was scared by this pretend leopard on the tree branch inside the deer enclosure.
We also walked through a big aviary where we saw golden pheasants and a dark red bird (but we can not remember its name).