Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…read more
‘Miracle’ of Sydney’s baby elephant
A baby elephant thought to have died in its mother's womb was "miraculously" born alive at Taronga Zoo yesterday morning.
Two days after Taronga Zoo announced its Asian elephant Porntip had lost her male calf during a difficult labour, the zoo announced the calf was born alive.
Taronga Zoo's Director, Cameron Kerr explained "her dedicated keepers reported the amazing news early this morning, that the calf had been born and was showing signs of life, to Taronga's veterinary team, who immediately rushed to the elephant barn to assist Porntip and the calf.
"The long-standing, detailed plans were immediately put into place to support the calf in its very delicate situation.
"Porntip is with the calf as her keepers and the veterinary team work to support them both.
"His health is being monitored and it is still too early to know if the calf will survive long term."
Zoo spokesman Mark Williams added "the Asian Elephant calf born unexpectedly at Taronga Zoo ... is receiving intensive care from its keepers and the veterinary team, and is still with its mother, Porntip."
Overnight the male calf has been progressing well, suckling and standing independently and being supported by its mother - Porntip and her calf remaining in a heated elephant barn while it is being cared for by the elephant birth team. This is good news as Williams had explained that "the first 24 hours for this calf are critical if it is to survive, and the elephant keeping team and senior vets are providing round-the-clock care to both Porntip and her calf."
Porntip, whose name means 'eternally blessed' in Thai, arrived at Taronga Zoo in 2006 from work camps in Thailand and was included in the zoo's conservation breeding program.
7th July 2009 - Taronga Zoo lifts sponsorship
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Trisley's Hydraulic Services P/L (THS) are a specialised pool company dealing with all aspects of the commercial swimming pool industry, including the installation and servicing from the smallest…read more
NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…read more
Vlocker Pty Ltd has been designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing locker systems worldwide since 1995. Vlocker specialises in providing locker solutions to suit client requirements in…read more
AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…read more
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing. 19th July 2018 - ENTA…read more
Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…read more
The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!