Shows and Keeper Talks

Shows and Keeper Talks

Your visit will look a little different.

We’re committed to keeping you safe, but this does mean some changes to the usual experience.

To make sure that we follow all social distancing regulations, all of our keeper talks will currently not be operating. You will still be able to enjoy our QBE Free Flight Bird Show and Seals for the Wild!

QBE Free-Flight Bird Show. Photo: Chloe Precey
QBE Free-Flight Bird Show. Photo: Chloe Precey

QBE Free-flight Bird Show

Have you ever seen an Andean Condor spread its three-metre wide wings? Learn about the condor and other exotic birds such as the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo and Galah, as they fly against the iconic Sydney Harbour skyline.

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QBE Free-Flight Bird Show. Photo: Chloe Precey
Maximus the Sea-lion. Photo: Paul Fahy
Maximus the Sea-lion. Photo: Paul Fahy

Seal show

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Watch our graceful seals catch fish, climb and dive in this dynamic display. You’ll see species such as the Australian sea lion, Californian sea lion, and New Zealand fur seal show off their natural abilities while you learn about their marine environment.

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Maximus the Sea-lion. Photo: Paul Fahy
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee keeper talk

Great apes NOT monkeys, chimpanzees are our closest living relative, sharing more than 98% of our genetic blueprint.

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Chimpanzee
Asian Elephant
Asian Elephant

Asian Elephant keeper talk

Ecological engineers, elephants play a HUGE role in the forest and are the heartbeat of Asia.

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Asian Elephant
Meerkats
Meerkats

Meerkat keeper talk

Whether absorbing the warmth of the sun, on the lookout for hungry predators or furiously digging for food, meerkats lead a busy life in the African desert.

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Meerkats
Capybara
Capybara

Capybara keeper talk

This barrel-shaped mammal is the largest living rodent on the Earth and has a personality to match.

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Capybara
Gorilla
Gorilla

Gorilla keeper talk

Gorillas may be the largest primates in the world but they are quiet and peaceful too! 

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Gorilla
Komodo Dragon
Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon keeper talk

The powerful Komodo Dragon is the largest lizard on the planet, they can swim 300 metres and did we mention they're venomous?!

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Komodo Dragon
Guinea Pig and Rabbit
Guinea Pig and Rabbit

Pat a pet

Meet rabbits, guinea pigs and other residents of the Backyard to Bush exhibit. Plus, learn our tips for responsible pet ownership, such as choosing the best pet for your lifestyle, and how to care for them when you bring them home. 

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Guinea Pig and Rabbit