Join Taronga and Stand Up #ForTheWild


On Saturday 15 October from 8pm, a parade of 10 giant animal light sculptures will make their way through Sydney CBD marking Taronga Zoo's move from Moore Park to Mosman 100 years ago.

Beginning at Hyde Park, the fabulous light parade will be escorted by a cast of singing and dancing school children and staff who will retrace the steps of Jessie the elephant and other animals along Macquarie Street to the Sydney Opera House, where a spectacular grand finale dance performance will take place.

Taronga is encouraging everyone to 'Stand Up #ForTheWild' by coming along to cheer the parade and see the amazing 10 animal light sculptures, representing our future commitment to our 10 Centenary Species - including the Asian Elephant, Platypus and Sumatran Tiger. To help Taronga save 10 endangered species from extinction, donate $10 today

Make sure you Join our Facebook Event for updates on our 100 Year Birthday Parade & don't forget to share the event with your friends and family!

We hope you can join us to celebrate this unique moment in history and 'Stand Up #ForTheWild'.

Celebrating 100 Years of Taronga Zoo, thanks to our friends at ANZ Australia.

Schools Spectacular

The Schools Spectacular is an outstanding showcase of the talent in NSW public schools. In terms of sheer size, scale and scope, the Schools Spectacular is unequaled in the world with a 2700-strong choir, 2300 diverse dancers, an 80-piece symphony orchestra, a world-class stage band and a huge number of outstanding solo performers.

This iconic cultural event engages and showcases students of varying ages, cultures, skills and socio-economic backgrounds; from metropolitan, rural and remote regions of NSW.

The 2016 Schools Spectacular will be held at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November. Click here for more information.

Stars of this year’s Schools Spectacular are delighted to supported Taronga Zoo’s Birthday Parade and Stand Up #ForTheWild.

More Event Information & FAQ's


Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 20:00
Starting from Hyde Park and continuing along Macquarie Street to the Sydney Opera House for the spectacular grand finale dance performance.
Additional Information:

View the parade route map below.