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.
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.
ANZ Asian Elephant keeper talk
Meet the members of Taronga’s Asian Elephant herd up close, including its newest calf, Jai Dee. You’ll learn how this matriarchal family runs first-hand, and how our Keepers play with Jai Dee to keep the energetic, inquisitive calf happy and healthy.
Giraffe keeper talk
Did you know that giraffes can see up to 2 kilometres into the distance? Our expert Keepers will introduce you to these gentle giants, and tell you what makes them wonderfully unique.
Gorilla keeper talk
Meet our band of gorillas, and learn about their social dynamics in this fascinating talk. Discover why females tend to leave the troop, and how food puzzles stimulate their intellect.
Chimpanzee keeper talk
Observe how chimpanzee family dynamics work up close, as the troop has their midday feed. You’ll find out what happens when a baby chimp transitions to being an adult, what’s threatening their numbers in the wild, and how your old mobile phone can help in preserving their habitat.
Penguin keeper talk
Our expert Keepers take you on the penguin’s journey, from washed up sick and injured on Australian beaches, to rehabilitated at Taronga’s Wildlife Hospital, and finding a new home at the Zoo.
Reptile keeper talk
Come face to face with a Black-headed Python or Blue Tongue Lizard - if you dare! You’ll be able to pat and snap photos with your favourite Australian reptiles. Plus, chat to our expert Keepers about zoo life.
Did you know that the alpaca’s padded hooves make for less compaction on soil, which is better for the environment? In this kid-friendly session, you’ll meet alpacas, goats, sheep and chickens, and learn about how we work towards sustainable farming.
Farm animal walk
Looking for a kid-friendly experience? Go for a walk with some of our farmyard animals along the Kids Trail. You’ll learn about the animals’ lives on the Taronga farm, what sustainable farming is, and how we can do our bit for the environment.
Pat a pet
Cuddle up to our petite pets with this family-friendly experience. You’ll pat rabbits, guinea pigs and other residents of the Backyard to Bush exhibit. Plus, learn our tips for responsible pet ownership.
Spider keeper talk
Do you know what to do if you get bitten by a spider? Our Keepers will take you through a web of spider facts, such as where their two(!) stomachs sit, and whether their legs can grow back.
Komodo Dragon keeper talk
What would a komodo dragon do with a 25kg pig carcass? Learn about the ruthless eating habits of the largest lizard in the world, first-hand from the Reptile Keepers who feed them.
Meet the Bird Keepers
Get up close and personal with the winged wonders of the sky, and the Keepers that care for them! From the birds of the Blue Mountains Bush Walk to one of the most famous wetland waterbirds, the Pelican, there are four new programs with something for all.