Zoo Friends does much more than support the care of our animals in the Zoos. Revenue from the Zoo Friend Fellowship program helps to fund the on-going and often life-saving research and in-situ work undertaken by our keepers and veterinarians.
This is just some of the work supported by Zoo Friends in the past:
Keepers at Taronga Zoo conducted vital in-situ research and field surveys into existing populations of Corroboree Frogs, supporting Taronga’s ongoing work with this endangered species.
Staff from Taronga traveled to Uganda to assist the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre and the associated Nagamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in designing buildings and enclosures at a national park.
An ongoing study of the Fijian Crested Iguanas was supported as part of a major conservation project to protect these threatened animals from the threat of habitat destruction.
These are just three examples out of hundreds that show how your Zoo Friend membership makes a real difference to Taronga’s conservation work.
We believe in a shared future for Wildlife and People. Taronga is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organisations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats.