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Here at Taronga, we aim to continually improve our animal habitats while striving to enhance the experience for our guests.

You might come across some construction work when you visit Taronga Zoo. Most of our 4,000 animals of 322 species can be seen as usual.

Closures & changes:

Short-term closures & changes:

  • Sky Safari will be closed from Monday 13th February to Monday 6th March for routine maintenance. The Zoo's Lower Entrance will open daily at 9:30am or a connecting public bus (route 238) from the Zoo Wharf to Top Entrance is available.
  • The Koala Walkabout is closed and Koalas can be seen at the Koala Encounter exhibit map ref. 4J. The 3:30pm Koala Keeper Talk will also take place at map ref. 4J.
  • Please note that the QBE Free-Flight Bird Show may be cancelled in instances of extremely hot weather.

  • Some of the Chimpanzee viewing areas are currently restricted.

  • Lemurs love the sun and warm weather, however on days that reach high 30 degrees we may need to reduce the Lemur Forest Walkthrough hours of operation and give the Lemur group access to their cooler night dens. This may impact your ability to see a Lemur during your visit. We hope you can understand that our animal’s health and welfare is always our top priority. For up to date opening times visit the information desk at our Top Entry Plaza when you start your visit with us.

  • The 3pm QBE Free-flight Bird Show has been cancelled on the 23rd and 24th February. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Building a Better Zoo 

To continually enrich your visits to the Zoo we need to invest in the future - we need to work on improving our animal habitats and deliver experiences that influence positive behaviour change to support the future of our wildlife. Click here for more information. 

During this time, these animals cannot be seen: 

  • Lions 
  • Sumatran Tigers (may be seen at Taronga Western Plains Zoo)
  • Taronga’s Orang-utans have moved to an off-exhibit area and will soon be moving to a new home at Mogo Zoo. The old Orang-utan exhibit has been refurbished to provide our Squirrel Monkeys with an amazing new home, which also allows visitors to get up close to these playful primates.
  • Disruptions to the regular daily routine for our Chimpanzees:
    Taronga Zoo has welcomed new female Chimpanzees to be introduced to our world renowned community. This can be a very long and complex process. These new individuals have to form friendships and alliances within smaller groups before being accepted by the entire community. This is a time of great excitement and tension for our community. As a result, there will be disruptions to the regular daily routine for our Chimpanzees. For more information, click here.

We thank you for your understanding during these very exciting times and look forward to welcoming you back to our amazing new experiences in the future.