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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:

  • Due to seasonal primate breeding behaviours, our Lemur Forest Adventure Walk-thru and Squirrel Monkey Jungle Walk-thru are temporarily closed. 
  • A section of the African Safari trail will be closed from Monday 22nd May for 3 weeks, animals will still be viewable but this will require backtracking adding a longer walk to your journey.
  • Our Meerkat family have moved to a new home, map reference 7H.

  • Our Sun Bears will be off display from Monday 15th May.
  • 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.

  • Some of the Chimpanzee viewing areas are currently restricted.

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.