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Long-legged chicks hatch

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Two black-winged stilt chicks have been hatched by Taronga’s bird keepers – the first successful hatching of the long-legged species at the zoo in more than a decade.

The pair is in a private enclosure under the watchful eye of their parents, enjoying a healthy diet of flies and mealworms.

“They’re doing really well, but remain quite shy,” said senior bird keeper, Michael Shiels.

“Whenever someone comes near the aviary they run to their parents or hide in the long grass.”


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