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Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo

Monday, May 24, 2004
There is nothing more entertaining for the whole family than a day out at the Sydney Taronga Zoo.

Seal Show

Taronga’s harbour-side location is the perfect place to learn more about seals and their marine environment.

For more than 20 years visitors have enjoyed watching the graceful seals show their skills, including catching fish, climbing, swimming and diving. Visitors in the front row may even smell the seal’s fishy breath!

Free Flight Bird Show

The show has a huge variety of free flighted birds - pigeons, parrots, hawks even a Brolga!

During the show, birds fly in to demonstrate unusual natural behaviours and show off their physical features in an incredibly entertaining way. There is nothing quite like having an owl fly just centimetres over your head to awaken you to the wonder of these amazing creatures.

The spectacular amphitheatre is perched on the edge of a cliff top, with an amazing view of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney skyline.


Taronga Zoo is home to Assiqua, who came from France in 2001, and her three new cubs born on 18 October 2003, the first tiger cubs at Taronga in 8 years.

The Sumatran Tiger is one of the most revered animals in Asia. The markings on its forehead make up the Chinese symbol of Wang, or King.

Black Rhino

Kwanzaa – the 11 year old Black Rhinoceros – is the first of his kind to be displayed at Taronga Zoo in more than a decade and one of 280 Black Rhino’s in Zoo’s around the world.

The 1300 kg male is enjoying a breeding sabbatical in Sydney after travelling from Western Plains Zoo (WPZ) in Dubbo where he has resided since 1994.


The Chimps come right down the front for feeding time and always gets excited when the fruit is being thrown over to them.

The latest addition to Taronga’s Coca Cola Chimpanzee Park was the birth of a male named “Shikamoo” last July.

More than 80 chimpanzees have been born at Taronga Zoo.

There are 19 individuals in Taronga’s chimpanzee group. The oldest member and also the dominant female is Fifi at 55 years of age.


The Giraffe Feed has an amazing view overlooking the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. There are daily Keeper Talks and a feeding session whereby you can walk out onto a wooden platform overlooking the harbour and have your photo taken whilst feeding the Giraffes a carrot.

Backyard to Bush Exhibit

Backyard to Bush is a distinctly Australian place where you will travel from the familiarity of a typical urban house full of creepy, crawly, slimy and scaly creatures and a host of household pets, through a farm packed with fun and adventure, to the mysterious bush which includes a gigantic wombat burrow.

Roar n Snore

Roar n Snore is an exciting program that allows you to spend the night in the zoo along with the animals. Roar 'n' Snore kicks off at dusk. A group of 10 to 25 people arrive with their sleeping bags, mattresses, pillows, warm clothing, cameras and sunscreen for the next day. Tents are set up on the grass, some near kangaroos which are let out at night, some near friendly croaking frogs and you choose which one you want.




Adults $25.00. Children (4-15 yrs) $13.50. Children (under 4 yrs) free. Family pass (2 adults and 2 children) $65.00.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

Taronga Zoo
Bradley’s Head Rd, Mosman
Ph: 02 9969 2777
9am-5pm, 7 days a week.

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