Who's Who in the Zoo

Who's Who in the Zoo

New season airing Wednesday, 22 November at 7.30pm

Be amazed by the Channel Nine series 'Taronga: Who's Who in the Zoo'.

This spectacular series will be voiced by a new narrator, Australian actress, writer and director Virginia Gay, and centre on the antics of the unique residents at two of Australia’s renowned zoos: Taronga Zoo in Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.

Catch each episode on Wednesday at 7.30pm on Channel 9 or catch up online at 9NOW.

Juvenile platypus at Taronga Zoo
Juvenile platypus at Taronga Zoo

S4 E8

Experience the wonder of Taronga's mesmerizing Free Flight Bird presentation, meet Malika, an 18-month-old lion cub and see a juvenile platypus arrive in critical condition, underweight and infested with ticks

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Juvenile platypus at Taronga Zoo
Storm, Australian Sea Lion
Storm, Australian Sea Lion

S4: E7 A Perfect Storm

Taronga marine keepers bid farwell to 5-year-old Australian Sea Lion, 'Moby,' the Taronga Wildlife Hospital assesses ill koala and red panda keeper Georgia is pioneering a technique for ultrasounds without anesthesia. 

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Storm, Australian Sea Lion
Penguin after suspected eagle attack at Taronga Zoo
Penguin after suspected eagle attack at Taronga Zoo

S4 E6: Wild Dog Masego

Out at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Masego the wild dog, needs surgery on a worrying lump on her chest. In Sydney, a little penguin, a recent survivor of a suspected eagle attack, lands at the Taronga wildlife hospital. Plus, an extraordinary mission to World Heritage Listed Norfolk Island is underway to rescue one of the world’s most endangered species from extinction. 

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Penguin after suspected eagle attack at Taronga Zoo
Ras the Camel
Ras the Camel

S4 E5: Camel Lump

A mystery lump on Ras the camel's ear has become the centre of attention, Taronga's Wildlife Hospital rescues an eastern long-necked turtle that has swallowed a fish hook and dingos Kep Kep and Warrada make their public debut while getting familiar with their new habitat.  

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Ras the Camel
Skip the fur seal
Skip the fur seal

S4 E4: Monkey Business

In episode 4, Vampeer, the lone male squirrel monkey, faces his share of challenges. Over at Western Plains Zoo, a routine sedation and hoof trim for Altani, the Tahki wild horse, turns into something a bit more serious than first anticipated and Taronga's wildlife hospital sees the release of numerous wild animals.

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Skip the fur seal
Fennec Fox Kareru
Fennec Fox Kareru

S4 E3: King Hala

In turtley awesome news for conservation 97 loggerhead turtle hatchlings are released from the same beach where the eggs were laid to help give them a fighting chance. We are also introduced to the newest kid on the block with the arrival of Kareru a timid male Fennec Fox all the way from Japan, and at Taronga Western Plains we see King Cheetah Hala receive a health check. 

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Fennec Fox Kareru
Lion Lwazi
Lion Lwazi

S4 E2: Lwazi's new family

In the second episode of season 4, we see male lion Lwazi meet lioness Marion, one of Taronga's cheeky gorilla troop receives his first health check and we're given an update on Taronga's Fiordland breeding program. 

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Lion Lwazi
Jimiyu during risky procedure
Jimiyu during risky procedure

S4 E1: Jimiyu's procedure

In the first episode of season 1, 30 staff tend to a sedated, 5 and a half metre tall giraffe, the public vote on their favourite name for a new seal pup and Taronga prepares for the opening of its Australian animal habitat. 

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Jimiyu during risky procedure

Catch up on seasons 1, 2 & 3 

Want more of Taronga: Who's Who in the Zoo? Catch up on the past three series of Taronga: Who's Who in the zoo on 9Now. All three series tell remarkable tales from across both of Taronga's two zoo's in Sydney in Dubbo

Meet a number of unique Taronga personalities that make the Zoo so special (human and animal!) and go behind the scenes in never before seen footage, animal antics, vital conservation work and more.

Squirrel monkeys enjoying pumpkin enrichment
Squirrel monkeys enjoying pumpkin enrichment

Season 3 (2022)

Episode 10: HALLOWEEN

It’s Trick or Treat for some of the zoo’s favourite animals, as Halloween comes to Taronga. Enjoy the 10th and final episode of Taronga; Who's Who in the Zoo, airing on Friday 30th of December.

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Squirrel monkeys enjoying pumpkin enrichment

Season 2 (2021)

Season 2 showcases remarkable tales from across both Zoos in Sydney and Dubbo.

Meet even more unique Taronga personalities that make the Zoo so special (human and animal!) and go behind the scenes in never before seen footage, animal antics, vital conservation work and more.

Catch up on all episodes on 9NOW.

Season 2 (2021)

Season 2 showcases remarkable tales from across both Zoos in Sydney and Dubbo.

Meet even more unique Taronga personalities that make the Zoo so special (human and animal!) and go behind the scenes in never before seen footage, animal antics, vital conservation work and more.

Catch up on all episodes on 9NOW.

Season 1 finale

 

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Where to watch

Tune in to Channel 9 on Fridays from 7.30pm to watch Taronga: Who's Who in the Zoo as each episode airs.

Missed an episode? You can catch up online on 9NOW.