We wanted to share with you, that following a flight across the ditch to Sydney and a road trip to Dubbo, elephant Anjalee has now arrived safe and well at her new zoo home - Taronga Western Plains Zoo, with our Zoo staff.

Anjalee was transported in a special purpose-built crate she has been acclimatised to over many months. She had the reassuring and familiar company of our senior elephant keeping and veterinary staff throughout her move – who are full of praise and admiration for how incredibly well she travelled.

As well as being able to keep a constant check on Anjalee during her journey, with plenty of supplies on board, these staff were also able to keep her regularly fed and watered. Anjalee got to enjoy some of her favourite foods – sugar cane and hay, as well as the special treat of bananas.

Anjalee is now settling in to her new surroundings, which includes a 30-day quarantine period. Our dedicated elephant keeping staff are staying on with her throughout her quarantine and following this, will be working alongside our Australian zoo colleagues to introduce her to her new elephant family.

We look forward to sharing more updates with you on how she’s doing in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back. As we’ve already shared, the Zoo’s other elephant Burma will be moving to her new zoo home, Australia Zoo, accompanied by some of the Zoo’s elephant team in late April. So, there’s still plenty of time to come and visit and wish her well ahead of her move. If you've missed our previous updates about Anjalee and Burma's move to new homes in Australia, you can read more here.