Great Southern Oceans

Great Southern Oceans

Marine life at Taronga Zoo

The Great Southern Oceans habitat introduces you to Australia's diverse marine wildlife. Meet Australian Sea Lions, Long-nosed Fur Seals, Californian Sea Lions, Penguins and Pelicans.

Great Southern Oceans

Get to know Taronga's marine life at Great Southern Oceans. Closest to the lower entrance of the Zoo, you'll wander past Seal Bay, catch a glimpse of Penguins and Pelicans, and then you can head up to the Seal Theatre to watch the Seals for the Wild Presentation!

Seals for the Wild Presentation
Seals for the Wild Presentation
Seals for the Wild Presentation
Seals for the Wild Presentation

Seals for the Wild Presentation

Powered by Red Energy

Come and experience Taronga's famous Seals for the Wild Presentation, powered by Red Energy, on every day at the Seal Theatre (Map Ref F9). Meet Bondi, Murphy and all their friends as they show off their intelligence and enjoy enrichment through training with keepers.

Seals for the Wild, powered by Red Energy

Marine Conservation

Great Southern Oceans plays a vital part in marine conservation through public education about these precious creatures and their natural habitats, research, breeding and field conservation.

Visitors can come face-to-face with a swimming Seal as they peer through the glass windows of the Submarine Research Station into huge pools. Little Penguins can be seen through viewing windows at the bottom of their custom-designed pool where they swoop and glide playfully through the water.

Alongside our Little Penguin colony live our Fiordland Penguins, the most endangered penguin in the world. Taronga is home to the world’s only breeding program for these rare birds

Taronga's Marine Animals

New Zealand Fur Seal
New Zealand Fur Seal
Penguin
Penguin
Seal
Seal
Pelicans
Pelicans
Seals for the Wild Presentation
Seals for the Wild Presentation
Seals for the Wild Presentation
Seals for the Wild Presentation

Act for the Wild

More than three billion people around the world rely on seafood for protein in their diet, yet we are overfishing our oceans at an alarming rate. By choosing MSC-certified seafood, you can be sure that the food you are eating has come from a sustainable source that protects wild animals like seals. Look for the blue fish tick to be a champion for the wild.

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Jess - 23 years old 

The Seals for the Wild Presentation is absolutely incredible. To see how intelligent these animals are up close is truly a special experience!

 

Our animals

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Zoo Map

Take a look at where you can find Great Southern Oceans on the Taronga Zoo Sydney Map.