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Prevention of Shark Attacks

While a shark attack is unlikely, a few sensible tips – such as swimming at Life Saver patrolled beaches and avoiding taking a dip at night - can make swimming even safer.

Shark Know How

Many theories have been advanced to explain why sharks attack humans – from curiosity and territorial instincts, but most victims are released, suggesting they are not trying to feed.

Latest Figures

Sharks endure a reputation far greater than their crimes - on average one person a year is killed by a shark in Australia’s coastal waters. Two to three people a year are killed by bees.

Australian Shark Attack File

Australia is known for its sharks, but the stats tell us that these magnificent creatures don’t deserve their reputation for aggression.

Nutritional Physiology

Appropriate food is a key element in animal health and well-being, so Taronga’s Zoos go to great lengths to ensure the nutritional health of their animals.

Terrestrial Ecology

The beauty and unique features of wildlife species capture our imaginations – but they also form ecosystems upon which we all depend. Taronga Zoo works to help preserve that balance.
Marine Science Centre

Marine Science Centre

With three quarters of the Australian population living within 50km of the coast, what we take out what we and put back in are of vital importance to the health of marine creatures.