Taronga Education TV

Taronga Education TV

Thank you for your support.

The Taronga Education team would like to thank all the teachers and students who have tuned into our Virtual Lessons throughout 2021. You have made the lessons possible and inspired us to create informative, fun, and educational videos.

While it has been our pleasure to put these lessons together, we simply couldn’t have done it without your support. To say thank you, we would like to share all our virtual lessons filmed throughout 2021 for you to enjoy again, plus weekly releases of brand new virtual lessons across Term 4!

Term 4

Lockdown Lessons has just gotten bigger and better! As we emerge from lockdown, join us for the first episode of Taronga Education TV.

Episode 5 - NEW!

Have you ever wondered how an elephant takes a shower? Or how your old mobile phones could support gorillas in Africa? Or even how maths is EVERYWHERE at the Zoo? Tune in to find out!

Download the Taronga Education TV learning resource for Episode 5.

Episode 4

Join the Taronga Education team to get a special behind-the-scenes look at a seal training session with the Marine Mammals keepers, learn about how your decisions at the shops can support sustainable marine environments, and get a deep dive into how we can classify and group living things by looking at their features!

Download the Taronga Education TV learning resource for Episode 4.

Episode 3

Tune in to find out how even going to the bathroom can support the future of forests and meet some of Taronga Western Plains Zoo's most adorable new additions. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into one of Taronga's most crucial teams, The Registry, and learn how to a great fieldwork activity in your school or backyard. Don't forget to download the resource to help guide you!

Download the Taronga Education TV learning resource for Episode 3.

Episode 2

On this episode, learn all about the needs of living things and meet some new additions to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo family who like to move it! Get to know Dr. John Martin, a scientist passionate about understanding urban wildlife, and get involved yourself to act for the wild as a Citizen Scientist.

Download the Taronga Education TV learning resource for Episode 2.

Episode 1

Meet our animal of the week, Griffin and get an update on Taronga Zoo's purrfect new arrivals, before learning all about how to connect with nature spaces around you! You also can't miss a special behind-the-scenes visit to the Taronga Wildlife Hospital to hear from our veterinary team. Don't forget to download this episode's learning resources so you can act for the wild.

Download the Taronga Education TV learning resource for Episode 1.

Term 3

Rewatch all your favourite episodes from Term 3's virtual lessons.

All Stars Lesson

Friday 17 September 2021

As voted by all of you! A final round up of the animals you wanted to see the most. Some are revisiting an old favourite, others are all new!

Guess Who at the Zoo - Tails

Tuesday 14 September 2021

We've got some great adaptations as humans, but the one thing we're missing? A tail! Can you guess each of our favourite creatures from seeing just their tail? Let's find out!

Guess Who at the Zoo - Body Covering

Friday 10 September 2021

Spotting an animal from a distance is one thing, but can you identify them by ZOOMING IN? Use the body covering clues to try and guess each of our secret species!

Guess Who at the Zoo - What's that Sound?

Tuesday 7 September 2021

We don't always see wildlife to know that they are there. Fire up your listening skills to play along with this guessing game at the Zoo!

Graceful Gliders

Friday 3 September 2021

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a mammal?!

Aquatic Animals

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Pack your swimmers, because we are heading underwater today! Life in the water requires some very special adaptations, and we have picked our favourite animals to feature!

Dangerous Animals with Sami Bayly - Illustrating

Friday 27 August 2021

Catch up with Sami Bayly as she guides you through her illustration process and how she came to be such a talented artist, and check out some of the species featured in her own drawings!

Dangerous Animals with Sami Bayly - Writing

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Meet Sami Bayly, award winning author and illustrator as she talks through her writing process and get ready to meet some DANGEROUS ANIMALS that inspired her latest book. 

National Science Week 2021

From Monday 16 August to Friday 20 August 2021, The Taronga Education team served up a week's worth of FREE and fun-filled virtual science activities linked to this year's National Science Week theme, 'Food: Different by Design'.

Dig into what was on the menu for the week.


Hungry Herbivores

Friday 13 August 2021

Herbivores have quite an incredible digestive system. Join the Taronga Education team and find out more.

Reptile Giants

Friday 13 August 2021

Did you know that the Aldalbra tortoise can weigh up to 300kg? Learn more about our reptile giants in this lockdown lesson!

Curious Climbers

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Everyone loves climbing trees. Get to know some of Taronga's treetop dwellers and arboreal acrobats!

Backyard Bug Catching

Tuesday 10 August 2021

You don't have to stray too far from home to find millions of incredible animals! Sometimes you just have to know how to find them...

Majestic Marine Species

Friday 6 August 2021

Seals, penguins and pelicans are some of the majestic marine animals that you will get up close with in this lesson.

Feathered Friends

Friday 6 August 2021

Meet a range of birds at Taronga Zoo Sydney like the Bush-stone Curlew, Tawny Frogmouth, Black-breasted Buzzard and the infamous Cassowary.

Amazing Amphibians

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Ever wanted to live a double life? Tune in today to learn all about the original shapeshifters - Amphibians!

Unreal Ungulates

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Not many people know what an ungulate is! Watch this Lockdown Lesson to find out for yourself.

Crazy Carnivores

Friday 30 July 2021

Welcome to the animal kingdom's Salad Free Zone. Are you ready to meet some of our most impressive meat-eaters?

Interesting Invertebrates

Friday 30 July 2021

Everyone always forgets about the animals with no backbones! We're here to fly the flag for one of the most important groups of animals on the planet - INVERTEBRATES!

Native & Nocturnal

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Everyone loves staying up past their bed time. Meet some of the animals who come out to party when the sun sets.

Farmyard Fun

Tuesday 27 July 2021

This week we're not all about wildlife, but about animals who help provide us with food and fibre. Let's head to the farm!

Australian Animals

Friday 23 July 2021

Australia is a unique continent and home to some very unique animals. Are you ready to meet some Aussie icons?

Exotic Encounters

Friday 23 July 2021

We can't travel overseas during lockdown, but here's your chance to meet some fascinating species from all over the world!

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Excursions in Sydney

Start planning your excursion or overnight stay and more at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

Incursions in Sydney

Bring the Zoo to you with Taronga Zoo Sydney's Zoomobile incursion experience.

Excursions in Dubbo

Start planning your excursion or overnight stay and more at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo.