Our role in conservation is to create direct and positive connections between wildlife and people. We protect endangered species, increase understanding of wildlife and inspire community action.
How we are helping

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The Duchess of Cambridge meets Jindi the echidna
Thursday 24th April 2014
Surreal, there’s no other word for it. On Easter Sunday, Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited Taronga Zoo and opened the new Bilby exhibit named in honour of their son, Prince George.
Elli and Truffles
Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Truffles the Long-nosed Potoroo joey may be small, but she is being groomed for a big role in keeping the Australian bush healthy.
A giant in the making: Scrub pythons can grow to over seven metres
Monday 14th April 2014
It has been another busy few weeks in Taronga’s Herpetofauna department, with the acquisition of some very new animals, enrichment feeds to some very old animals, and the handling and conditioning of a very snappy animal!
Californian Sea lion, Troy
Thursday 10th April 2014
Our Californian Sea lion, Troy has been impressing visitors and trainers alike, with his recent progress on the ball balance behaviour.
Red Belly Twist
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Our resident red-bellied black snake, Beyonce, has temporarily moved from Backyard to Bush to Taronga’s reptile area for breeding.
Amazonia has come alive with Squirrel Monkeys
Tuesday 1st April 2014
It’s been a long time since Taronga Zoo has seen all three islands of Amazonia come alive with Squirrel Monkeys.
Australian sea-lion Malie helps celebrate Sustainable Seafood Day
Friday 28th March 2014
Last Friday, the Marine Mammal team took part in celebrations for Sustainable Seafood Day.
Taronga's Red-Eyed Tree Frogs are growing bigger by the day
Thursday 20th March 2014
The past month has been an eventful one for Taronga’s Herpetofauna department, with our group of young Red-Eyed Tree Frogs growing bigger and bigger by the day!
BJ and Frankie
Wednesday 19th March 2014
Look who is growing up fast! Our youngest goat, Frankie is now seven months old.
Squirrel Monkey
Monday 17th March 2014
Taronga Zoo has recently received 12 female Squirrel Monkeys from a Zoo in France.