Securing a shared future for wildlife and people Watch the Video
4 out of 5 species of Rhino are in critical danger Find Out More
For the last fortnight social media has been a flutter with one question – “is it blue and black, or white and gold”? And although the answer is clearly white and gold, regardless of what the original dress claims, this question has generated mass interest. This could partly be because we as humans are a very visual species. But how would the dress appear to a bird, for example the parrot family?

Early Stage1 - Stage 6: Visual Arts

The potential for creative art around Taronga is amazing. Choose between the thousands of animals, hundreds of enclosure settings, beautiful grounds and of course, harbour views.

Zoo Workshop

Book a workshop with educators for your class to meet a variety of native animals up and close Have time to learn about the animals and observe their characterisitcs. Bring your clipboards, charcoals, pencils for an up-close sketching workshop with Australian and exotic animals.

Two Little Penguins from the famous Manly colony were released back into the wild today after being looked after at the WildlifeHospital while they underwent their yearly moult.

Stage 4 Science: Classification and Adaptations

Outcomes: SC4-4LW, SC4-15LW, SC4-8WS

The Purpose of this project is to understand the adaptations each species has to survive in a specific ecosystem and be able to predict the impact of habitat changes on the survival of species. Students would then use this information to promote conservation in their school and local area.

At school

Watch the videos to discover how animals survive in extreme environments, classify Australian native animals and investigate the behavioural and structural adaptations of these animals.

Don’t be surprised if on your next trip to Taronga you find yourself sharing a path with more than just keepers and other visitors!
Taronga Zoo is celebrating the arrival of an Eastern Bongo calf, one of rarest antelope species in the world.
Our Bird Show team is full of stars, but sadly today it is a little less bright as we say farewell to Howard the Barn Owl

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