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:

  • Giraffe Move:
    While Taronga builds an exciting new Savannah precinct the Giraffe are temporarily migrating across the zoo. Why? Taronga is committed to building a better Zoo for our animals and guests so watch this space and follow us on social media @tarongazoo.

    On the 26th and the 28th of June there will be some roads closed within zoo grounds. As you can imagine moving a Giraffe is a tall order and we thank you for your understanding during this time!

  • The Seal Show wil not take place on Monday the 2nd, Tuesday the 3rd or Wedeseday 4th July 2018, due to maintenance work being carried out on the seal pools. Guests can instead experience a Seal Talk at Seal Bay at 1pm (Map ref. E10)
  • The Lemur Forest Adventure will be temporarily closed due to animal bonding time. The 2pm Lemur Keeper talk will not take place.
  • The Koala Walkabout will be temporarily closed due to in-ground improvement works. The Koala Keeper talk has shifted to map grid 4J.
  • The Tasmanian Devil keeper talks are currently not taking place due to construction works in the vicinity.

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 
  • Male Red Kangaroos
  • African Safari trail is closed – Bongo and Meerkats have been relocated to exciting new habitats. In the meantime, Barbary Sheep, Himalayan Tahr, Zebra and Fennec Fox cannot be seen.
  • Taronga’s Orang-utans have moved 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.

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.