Tenzing’s Big Adventure

“Gentle, playful and friendly”. That is how Hamilton Zoo Keeper Delwyn Crombie described young red panda Tenzing – and that is certainly the experience we had when we took care of him during his transfer to Tasmania Zoo.

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Born at Hamilton Zoo, Tenzing is three years old. From six weeks he was supplement fed, due to difficulty competing for his mothers milk with his much bigger twin sister Jamuna. Although he remained with his mum, Tenzing became a very friendly animal through regular contact with his keepers and became an ambassador for the red panda species.

Tenzing’s latest adventure saw him transfer to Tasmania Zoo as part of the breeding program to continue the conservation efforts for the species. On transfer day, Tenzing was well prepared and hopped into his travel crate remaining calm and relaxed. He travelled from Auckland to Melbourne where he enjoyed refreshments from a Jetpets Pet Handler during his stop over before continuing to Tasmania.

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As you can see in the photo, there is no doubt Tenzing’s imagination would have been running wild as he enjoyed watching the world around him on the journey.

He has now settled into his new home. “Tenzing is doing well,” said Keeper Rochelle Penny. “I’d happily say he had a great trip over. He arrived into Launceston very calm and relaxed, after arriving he came straight out and began eating. I’d say he had worked up an appetite.”

Tasmania Zoo is a privately owned, local family-zoo situated 18kms from Launceston. They are dedicated to continuous contribution to wildlife conservation and to the education of the community at large.

Tasmania Zoo exhibits the largest collection of rare, exotic and native species in Tasmania, and with their newest addition Tenzing, is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. You can find out more by visiting their website here.

Satu the Well Travelled Tiger

Here at Jetpets most of our feline happy travellers are much loved family cats. However recently we were lucky enough to take care of the world’s largest member of the cat species – a Tiger!

Meet Satu, a 13 year old Sumatran Tiger.

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Jetpets transported Satu from Queensland, to Ballarat Wildlife Park on a Qantas Freighter Aircraft. Satu travelled overnight and arrived at his new home in the early hours of the morning.

Satu is a very confident, strong and bold 13 year old Sumatran Tiger that has moved several times in his life. He was born in Germany, and travelled to Australia to be a part of the Australiasian Breeding Program.

“Satu just takes it in his stride. His journey from Queensland to Ballarat Wildlife Park was organised with Jetpets. We can not thank Jetpets enough for achieving everything we asked for to make Satu’s journey safe. The staff were amazing and supportive to our every need,”said Ballarat Wildlife Park chief tiger keeper Robbie Doyle.

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Whilst living in Queensland for four years Satu fathered one litter with a female Sumatran Tiger named Maneki.

Satu and Maneki were then recommended to move to Ballarat Wildlife Park to live and be part of Greg Parker’s new dream, the new Conservation Precinct Area. These two beautiful and majestic Sumatran Tigers are now great ambassadors for their wild cousins and now help the staff at the Ballarat Wildlife Park educate thousands of guests about the plight of the Tigers.  They are also great motivators to help raise much needed funds to save their wild cousins, with only 300-500 hundred wild Sumatran Tigers known to still live in their natural habitat.

Since arriving at Ballarat Wildlife Park, Satu has settled in with ease, cruising around all the enclosures marking his territory, chuffing at the female tiger Maneki and getting to know his new keepers.

His appetite for food is great, he has gained 1 kilogram in weight since arriving over one week ago at the wildlife park and his keepers are spending a lot of down time chilling around Satu as well as bonding via training.

Pets in the Workplace

Friday June 24 is ‘Take Your Dog To Work Day’, a day where businesses are encouraged to have employees bring their favourite furry friend into work to celebrate the benefits of companion animals, and to inspire those without pets to adopt.

Here at Jetpets we are big fans of bringing our pets to work, so we’ve rounded up some of the key benefits to encourage your workplace to embrace a pet-friendly work environment!

Did you know, having pets at work can actually reduce overall stress and anxiety? Having our furry friends around at work has been shown to increase happiness, productivity, creativity and work-life balance, so really, it’s a win win for everyone!

Read on below for some more reasons why pets are great to have at work.

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Reduces Stress:

If you have a pet, you will know that sometimes all it takes is to look into the eyes of your furry friend to feel instantly calmer and more relaxed. We turn to our pets after a bad day for comfort and love, so why not have that support in the workplace as well? A comforting look, or a quick pat or cuddle with our pets in-between our busy schedules helps to clear our minds and soothe us so we can get back to business.

This is vital in the workplace when pressing deadlines, issues and conflicts can leave many people continuously stressed, limiting productivity, damaging the quality of work and increasing the chance of health problems.

Encourages team work:

Animals in the workplace are great for acting as social catalysts, bringing people together who wouldn’t normally interact, creating teamwork and conversation. Studies have shown that co-workers who bring their pets to the office have a greater connection with their colleagues as it helps to increase trust, teamwork and friendship.

Promotes healthy mental breaks and daily exercise:

Taking dogs to work encourages employees to take a break at lunch and to head outside to walk their pooches (so they get away from the dreaded and unhealthy desk lunch!) This helps to refresh the mind and get the body moving, so workers can return more focused and positive than ever!

Exercising throughout the day is great for stress as it gets the endorphins going, clears the mind and adds a little fun into the daily grind. This makes workers more likely to be refocused and excel at the task at hand when they return!

Increases creativity and productivity:

All of the above factors lead the way for greater creativity and productivity in the workplace, a vital part of any successful business. Thanks to the decrease in stress, clear refocused minds and greater sense of community, workers are more likely to be happier, productive and to work hard to get the job done!

If bringing your pet to work seems a little daunting, try what we do at Jetpets and bring your pets to work every Friday for ‘Furbaby Friday’! There’s no better way to end the week!