Now is a great time to visit our Gorilla family! Find Out More ▶
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 ▶

Stage 4 Science: The Web We Weave (Ecology)

Outcomes: SC5 -14LW, SC5 - 15LW

Integrates with: GEOGRAPHY (Landforms and Landscapes)

Explore the fragile nature of ecosystems by studying a threatened Australian environment and a specific threatened species that Taronga is helping to conserve. Meet Australian animals, learn detailed examples of interactions in food-webs and hear how Taronga is contributing to species recovery plans for threatened Australian animals.

Hey Everybody! Just remember over the summer to drink plenty of water, wear plenty of sunscreen, plus your hat and sunglasses. Also, shady trees are the best to sit under☺️. Be Sun Smart and Slip! Slop! Slap!
Taronga Zoo is home to three beautiful Eastern Bongo (also known as Mountain Bongo), the youngest of which has recently become a fully fledged member of Taronga.
Come on a wild adventure these school holidays with a new gorilla baby, two chimpanzee babies, the exciting Dinosaur Trail to explore and Taronga’s Wild Ropes course due to open in December.

Early Stage 1 Science: Backyard to Bush (Living Things/Environments)

Outcomes: STE-10ME, STE-1VA, STE-8NE

Integrates with:  Geography

 

Let’s go exploring!  Have you ever been to a farm? How is a farm different to the bush? How is your place different?

Your guided tour of Taronga’s Backyard to Bush precinct takes you from the urban to rural then bush environments. Discover how animals’ needs are met in all three places and how people interact with them.

Keen-eyed visitors may be fortunate enough to spot a juvenile Eclectus Parrot in the Rainforest Aviary. Hatched mid-August the young female is now fully fledged and can be seen flying around the walk-through aviary.

Stage 2 Science: Backyard Buddies (Life Cycles)

Outcomes: ST2-10LW, ST2-11LW,ST2-4WS, ST2-5WT

Learning Across the Curriculum: Sustainability, Civics and 
Citizenship, Critical and Creative Thinking

Integrates with: Geography

Our local wildlife is doing it pretty tough these days. No matter which stage in their life cycle; animals like birds, lizards, frogs and insects could really do with some help. Become a Backyard Buddy and learn how to create a habitat in your school or backyard.

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