Join us on the Sounds of Science audio tour through the Zoo as we visit 10 of our amazing animals and discover the secrets behind the species, and the amazing science and conservation projects Taronga is involved in.
These tracks are designed to open a window into Taronga’s science and conservation activity. Download them now, and load them onto your MP3 player; we suggest that you listen to each track at the species’exhibit.
Hear the corroboree frog call and listen to their keepers tell of their success in breeding this rare and important species.
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Are you left or right handed? Scientists think left-footed parrots may be more efficient thinkers than right footed ones – what do you think?> Download here (map reference 12K)
Come see the chimpanzees and hear how they are helping us select chimpanzees for release to the wild.> Download here (map reference 11J)
Poo is the newspaper of the wild - telling stories of food, sex and danger. We can now read this news to diagnose pregnancy in wild animals.> Download here (map reference 14K)
They don’t know it but cassowaries are the gardeners of the rainforest, germinating and spreading seeds, making the forest bloom behind them.
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We all know about Tasmanian devils - or do we? Hear about why we need them and their unusual reproduction> Download here (map reference 3E)
How many scientists does it take to make an elephant? Hear how we keep elephant genes on the move for a healthy population.> Download here (map reference 13E)
Our leopards seals here at the zoo help us learn what their relatives in Antarctica are eating – find out how!
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