Here at Taronga, we aim to continually improve our animal habitats while striving to enhance the experience for our guests.
You might come across some construction work when you visit Taronga Zoo. Most of our 4,000 animals of 322 species can be seen as usual.
On Friday 7th October 2016 it’s our official 100th birthday. Taronga is celebrating by hosting a special event where entry can only be gained from receiving a winning ticket in the Birthday Ballot Competition (entries closed August 3rd 2016), otherwise the Zoo is closed to the general public, tours and all groups. Unfortunately you will not be able to visit Taronga Zoo Sydney that day using any currently available or pre-purchased tickets.
Closures & changes:
Short-term closures & changes:
- Meerkats have limited viewing hours. Our Meerkat family can be seen from 10:30am to 2:30pm daily.
Building a Better Zoo
To continually enrich your visits to the Zoo we need to invest in the future - we need to work on improving our animal habitats and deliver experiences that influence positive behaviour change to support the future of our wildlife. Click here for more information.
During this time, these animals cannot be seen:
- Sumatran Tigers (may be seen at Taronga Western Plains Zoo)
- Orang-utan (Our much-loved Orang-utans, Jantan and Willow, have temporarily moved behind the scenes. In the meantime, the off-exhibit night areas of the current Orang-utan exhibit will be used as important neutral territory during the introduction process of new chimpanzees. The Orang-utans will continue to receive daily enrichment and training sessions).
- Disruptions to the regular daily routine for our Chimpanzees:
Taronga Zoo has welcomed new female Chimpanzees to be introduced to our world renowned community. This can be a very long and complex process. These new individuals have to form friendships and alliances within smaller groups before being accepted by the entire community. This is a time of great excitement and tension for our community. As a result, there will be disruptions to the regular daily routine for our Chimpanzees. For more information, click here.
We thank you for your understanding during these very exciting times and look forward to welcoming you back to our amazing new experiences in the future.