Our Animals

Our Animals

Animals in our care.

Taronga cares for over 5,000 animals from over 350 species, many of which are threatened. Find out more about some of the animals you might meet on your visit below.

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Reptiles and Amphibians

See Australian and global species that hop, slither, and crawl in our new Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Centre (ARC) – Now Open!


Sphenodon punctatus - Least Concern

Boorolong Frog

Litoria booroolongensis - Endangered

Yellow-spotted Bell Frog

Litoria castanea - Critically Endangered

Bellinger River Turtle

Myuchelys georgesi - Critically Endangered

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Macrochelys temminckii - Vulnerable 

Fijian Crested Iguana

Brachylophus vitiensis - Critically Endangered

Frilled Lizard

Chlamydosaurus kingii - Least concern

Corroboree Frog

Pseudophryne corroboree - Critically Endangered

Veiled Chameleon

Chamaeleo calyptratus - Least concern

Reticulated Python

Malayopython reticulatus  - Least concern

Rhinoceros Iguana

Cyclura cornuta - Endangered

Inland Taipan

Oxyuranus microlepidotus - Least Concern

Pygmy python

Antaresia perthensis - Least concern

Marine Animals

Fiordland Penguin

Eudyptes pachyrhynchus - Vulnerable 

Little Penguin

Eudyptula minor - Least Concern

African Animals

The African Animals in Taronga's care can be seen in the African Savannah Habitat. (Map Ref 13J) 

African Lion

Panthera leo – Vulnerable 


Giraffa camelopardalis – Vulnerable

Plains Zebra

Equus quagga – Near threatened


Suricata suricatta – Least Concern

Western-lowland Gorilla

Gorilla gorilla gorilla – Critically Endangered

Ring-tailed Lemur
Ring-tailed Lemur

Lemur Catta – Endangered

Eastern Bongo
Eastern Bongo

Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci – Critically Endangered


Pan troglodytes – Endangered

Pygmy Hippopotamus

Choeropsis liberiensis – Endangered

Australian Animals

An incredible spot to see Australian Animals in Taronga's care is the Nura Diya habitat, including Nguwing Nura, Taronga's Nocturnal Country. (Map Ref 5J).


Canis lupus dingo


Phascolarctos cinereus - Vulnerable 

Red Kangaroo

Osphranter rufus - Least Concern

Tammar Wallaby

There are a variety of Wallaby species at Taronga Zoo Sydney and Western Plains Zoo. Find out species information below.


Dromaius novaehollandiae - Least Concern

Greater Bilby

Macrotis lagotis - Vulnerable 

Spinifex Hopping Mice
Spinifex Hopping Mice

Ornithorhynchus anatinus - Near Threatened

Regent honeyeater

Anthochaera phrygia - Critically Endangered

Asian Animals

Asian Animals in Taronga's care can be seen in the Rainforest Trail and Tiger Trek. (Map Ref 14F & 15H)

Sumatran Tiger

Panthera tigris sumatrae - Critically Endangered 

Asian Elephant

Elephas maximus - Endangered

Sun Bear

Helarctos malayanus - Vulnerable 

Other Regions

Throughout Taronga Zoo Sydney, there are animals from other regions sprinkled across the various habitats, such as the Goodfellows' Tree Kangaroo, Dromedary Camel, Aldabra Giant Tortoise and more!

Goodfellows' Tree Kangaroo

Dendrolagus goodfellowi - Endangered