The zoo’s latest addition, a panda cub, will be the zoo’s first baby at the age of three.
Source: Supplied/Nathan Dingle News.co.uk/Travis Mottram,The Courier-Mail,New South Wales The Australian Capital Territory’s Sydney Zoo is the oldest and largest zoos in Australia.
The zoo was established in 1891, but is no longer operating.
It was named after a Victorian river, which the zoo believes to be the source of its nickname, The River of Sydney.
As well as its tiger cub, there are a total of 30 other panda and pangolin cubs.
They are the only two panda breeding pairs in the world.
Dairyman Michael Kallum is responsible for the new addition to the zoo.
“The cub has been there for the past four weeks and the zoo is really pleased with the result,” he said.
While the zoo will soon have two pangolins, it is unsure if they will be able to breed.
“[But] we are hopeful that they will mate, and the hope is that they’ll be able breed a few more pangols before we’re down to two,” Mr Kallam said.
The zoo’s new panda, called “The One” is one of the youngest panda in the zoo, with a birth weight of just five kilograms (12 pounds).
It is also the first panda born at the zoo to be raised in captivity.
A second baby cub, known as “The Two” is expected to arrive in November.
Tigers, lions, tigers and pumas have been among the animals that have been bred at the Sydney zoo, which has been a breeding site for panda pups since 2004.
According to the Zoo NSW, the zoo has bred more than 20 panda puppies.
After the zoo opened, the animals were moved to the Melbourne zoo, but were then relocated to the city’s south.
Mr Kallom said the panda has had a “very good start”.
“We had a really great time.
It was a great experience,” he told news.com and online.
At the time of the move, Mr Kellam said he and his staff were “very excited”.
The new pangas were brought to the Sydney breeding grounds in 2003 and have been in the city for several years.
In 2012, the new panguetals were removed from the city zoo, where they had been living for years, and moved to a breeding farm in northern Victoria.
Originally published as Zoo gets first pango