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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 close for routine maintenance from Monday 22nd February to Monday 14th March 2016 inclusive. A Sydney Bus service (route 238) meets ferries arriving at the Zoo Wharf with the first stop being the Zoo Top Entrance. 
  • Meerkats may not be seen as they are spending time in their night dens during breeding season.

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)
  • Orang-utan (Our much-loved Orang-utans, Jantan and Willow, have temporarily moved behind the scenes. In the meantime, the off-exhibit night areas of the current Orang-utan exhibit will be used as important neutral territory during the introduction process of new chimpanzees. The Orang-utans will continue to receive daily enrichment and training sessions).  

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.