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

Meet a keeper

Tuesday 8th October 2013
Spring is upon us, and as birdos, we are very excited to see the arrival of the summer migrants to the island. The skies, trees, and ground are starting to fill with species of tern, shearwater, and tropic bird, to name a few, that come here each year to nest. We are hopeful that we will be able to see some hatchlings before our time here is done!
Sunday 12th May 2013
Like mums around the world this Mother’s Day, Taronga Gorilla, Kriba, is keeping a watchful eye on her increasingly independent two year old daughter, Kipenzi.
Monday 18th February 2013
Jarrah is a six month old Quokka joey which is currently being hand-raised here at Taronga by Keeper Kristal. At this age, the joey’s tiny and needs full time care.
Tuesday 12th February 2013
Our female Sun Bear which is just about to turn three years old has really been busy.
Tuesday 5th February 2013
There are some great icicles you can make and store ready for that really hot day to make life a little easier for your dog. They’re also a whole lot of fun too. Mixes such as pet milk watered down, some squished sardines and water are great and cheap too. A little harder to source, but definitely worth the effort are blood icicles. Depending what type of fresh meat you purchase for your pet, you may be able to collect some blood each time and put aside for use.
Sunday 27th January 2013
Taronga Zoo has welcomed new residents into its growing wildlife community with the birth of three Fennec Fox kits, the first litter to be born to a new breeding pair from Europe.
Wednesday 12th December 2012
The Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (TCRC) in the Congo first started caring for chimpanzees orphaned by the commercial, illegal bushmeat trade in 1992, nearly 20 years ago.
Wednesday 4th January 2012
When most people think of nests, they think of birds. Do you know that otters make nests every day?
Monday 15th August 2011
Happy the Hippo has a big problem. His tusks are growing in the wrong direction and causing him discomfort as they get too long. To fix this problem we used to anesthetise Happy and cut his tusks down, but to ensure this problem doesn’t occur again Happy is learning a new skill!
Wednesday 1st September 2010
At the Taronga Zoo Free Flight Bird Show, we not only give our visitors an insight into the amazing life of birds, but our birds also help contribute towards conservation of species in the wild.