The animals need your help

The animals need your help


COVID-19 is having a huge impact on everyone in the community, and Taronga's dedicated keepers and vets feed and care for our more than 5,000 animals across both our Zoos. This costs many thousands of dollars every day, so we really do need your help.

If you can please support with a donation – no matter how big or small, it will make a difference and feed one of our many special residents.

Your thoughtful gift will feed and care for your favourite animals and every donation will make a difference.

Help us feed the animals

Meerkat madness

Meerkat with cub

Taronga is home to 18 meerkats! Two parents and 16 kids - that's one big family!

Lunch anyone? Meerkats main diet consists of insects and can include moths, butterflies, termites, crickets, spiders and scorpions.

At Taronga our Meerkats love delicious mealworms! By donating just $10 today you can help provide some juicy mealworms for our ever growing Meerkat family.

Superstar swimmers

Little Penguin

At Taronga we are home to 35 amazing Little Penguins!

Did you know that the Little penguin is the smallest penguin in the world and are the only species with blue feathers?

They love to eat krill, squids and small fish, here at Taronga their favourite food is small fish!

Just by donating $30 today you can help give these little guys their favourite small fish!

Awesome elephants

Asian Elephants

Have you meet our awesome Elephant family? There is Pak Boon the Mum and Matriarch of our herd family and Tang Mo - our most sensitive and friendly elephant!

Did you know elephants are afraid of mice? Yes that's right just like in the movies elephants do not like mice! They do however get along really well with the ducks that share their beloved swimming pond.

Our elephants, along with their regular diet of hay and grass, love to eat fruits, peanuts and sweet potato as treats. Sugar cane and banana are two other treats they enjoy too!

A special gift of $100 today can help provide our amazing elephant herd with their favourite treats!

Donate online now or call 1300 369 116

All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible for Australian residents.