Zoo Friends does much more than support the care of our animals in the Zoos. Revenue from the Zoo Friend Fellowship program helps to fund the on-going and often life-saving research and in-situ work undertaken by our keepers and veterinarians.

This is just some of the work supported by Zoo Friends in the past:

Corroboree Frog
Corroboree Frogs are critically endangered and there may be fewer than 150 left in the wild. Taronga Zoo is working with partners to breeding an insurance population that can be re-introduced to the wild.

Keepers at Taronga Zoo conducted vital in-situ research and field surveys into existing populations of Corroboree Frogs, supporting Taronga’s ongoing work with this endangered species.



Chimpanzees at Taronga Zoo

Staff from Taronga traveled to Uganda to assist the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre and the associated Nagamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in designing buildings and enclosures at a national park.




Fijian Crested Iguana
Taronga is participating in a global conservation program to protect Fijian Crested Iguanas.

An ongoing study of the Fijian Crested Iguanas was supported as part of a major conservation project to protect these threatened animals from the threat of habitat destruction.

These are just three examples out of hundreds that show how your Zoo Friend membership makes a real difference to Taronga’s conservation work.