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This little guy is the 13th Yellow-bellied Glider joey to be born here at Taronga Zoo! We have the world’s only successful breeding program for Yellow-bellied Gliders, who are losing their habitat due to bushland being broken up by development along Australia’s eastern seaboard. Our keeper Wendy is helping to hand raise this joey, who will grow up to play an important ambassador role helping to educate people about his remarkable species. Read more: https://taronga.org.au/lucky-13th-glider-joey
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Three’s a crowd – unless you’re a koala joey! Taronga volunteer Ellen Wilson caught our #cute young trio, Sydney, Milli and Tucker, snoozing happily together at Taronga’s Koala Encounter.
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Introducing "Zuleta", our newly-named Andean Condor chick! Thanks to everyone who suggested names and special congrats to our Facebook fan, Zaylee Sykes for choosing the winning name. Zuleta is a small community in Ecuador that has a breeding program for Andean Condors. According to Zaylee, there are only 50-60 remaining in Ecuador and she believes choosing this name is a great way of recognising this effort. Our Bird Show keepers agree! http://taronga.org.au/introducing-zuleta (Photo by Erin Stone)
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Well done zaylee! Condor chick Zuleta! 
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Meet +Taronga Western Plains Zoo s newly named Oriental Small-clawed Otter Pup!
 
Say hello to ‘Bulan’, our newly named Oriental Small-clawed Otter pup! Thanks to everyone who suggested names and special congrats to our Facebook fan Sacha Baxter for choosing the winning name, which means ‘moon’ in Indonesian.
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He's so cute!! I just wanna pick him up and cuddle him.
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This bounding little one is 'Sydney', Taronga's new Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat joey. Now eight months old, she has just started venturing outside mother, Korra's pouch. You can visit Sydney at our Backyard to Bush precinct. http://taronga.org.au/wombat-birth-taronga
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Taronga Training Institute midyear intake for Certificate III in Tourism - Now Open! Work alongside Taronga's Learning and Experience team and gain experience within one of Australia's most iconic tourism attractions. Upon completion of this 6 month course you will walk away with a Certificate III in Tourism. Government funded positions are available. Hurry enrolments close 30th April 2014! More info: https://taronga.org.au/certificate-iii-tourism
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Get in quick and take advantage of our Roar and Snore July School Holiday special! Save 10% on bookings made for Monday – Thursday between 30 June -10 July. Visit http://taronga.org.au/roarandsnore for more information.
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"Be quick the animal's already to leave!"
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Renowned conservationist, Dr Jane Goodall visited Taronga Zoo’s chimpanzee group today, as she begins an Australian tour celebrating her 80th year. Taronga is a major supporter of Dr Goodall’s Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Congo. She’ll be back at the Zoo tomorrow to attend a Youth Enviro Forum, where she’ll meet young people who’ve collected hundreds of used mobile phones to support the Jane Goodall Institute and Taronga’s ‘They’re Calling on You’ mobile phone recycling campaign. 
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Meet Taronga Wildlife Hospital's new visitor! This cute little hatchling Loggerhead turtle was found on Zenith Beach at Shoal Bay in Tomaree National Park. NSW NPWS rangers transported the hatchling, weighing only 30 grams, to Taronga Wildlife Hospital where it is currently being treated for parasites. The little guy is recovering well, and it is now able to eat small pieces of pilchard and squid on its own. When fully grown, Loggerhead turtles can weigh up to 135 kilograms and reach between 90 and 280 centimetres in length!

The vets think it arrived by accident on the beach through 'rafting'. Hatchling loggerheads spend their first year rafting on seaweed and eating bite-sized prey in "floating nurseries" until they are large enough to fend for themselves in the greater ocean. It's possible that storms and strong currents could have brought the hatchling to shore prematurely. 

Loggerhead turtles are endangered, their greatest threats being loss of nesting habitat due to coastal development and incidental capture in fisheries.
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I love turtles i have a pet 1 her name is shellbie
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The group of four brothers have been busy exploring their new home at Taronga’s Learning Centre, enjoying a tasty diet of maggots, mealworms, locusts and fruit and vegetables, along with an occasional flower as a treat. Sometimes likened to tiny punks due to their distinctive crest of long white hair, Cotton-top Tamarins are critically endangered with less than 6,000 remaining. Read more: https://taronga.org.au/new-cotton-top-family
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Interested in the Zoo and tourism industry? Taronga Training Institute is currently accepting enrolments for the midyear intake of the Certificate III in Tourism. In conjunction with completing the Certificate III, students will get to work alongside Taronga's Learning and Experience team to gain relevant skills in the fields of tourism education, interpretation and guiding. This is your chance to study and work with a Major Tourist Attraction award winner! Hurry - applications close this week. Apply now: http://taronga.org.au/education/certificate-courses/certificate-courses/certificate-iii-tourism
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+Taronga Western Plains Zoo has continued its #galapagosturtoise   breeding success, welcoming two new hatchlings! The hatchlings will take 20-25 years to reach their full size and may live up to 150 years! Our photo shows the tiny pair next to three-year-old hatchling, NJ and one of our adult males.  #forthewild
 
We’re delighted to announce further success in our Galapagos Tortoise breeding program, with two tiny tortoises hatching on 24 and 26 January. These hatchlings follow our breakthrough breeding achievement in 2011 when we became the first Zoo in Australasia to successfully breed Galapagos Tortoise. NJ is now three years old and weighs in at 1100 grams. #forthewild #galapagosturtoise  
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Bradleys Head Road Mosman NSW 2088 Australia
Bradleys Head RoadAUNew South WalesMosman2088
+61 2 9969 2777taronga.org.au
Zoo, Animal Protection OrganizationToday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 9:30 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 9:30 am – 5:00 pmThursday 9:30 am – 5:00 pmFriday 9:30 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pmSunday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
We believe in a shared future for Wildlife and People. Taronga is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organisations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats.
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Harbourside animal attraction with over 340 separate species and a ferry service to the city centre.- Google
"The seal and bird shows are very good and informative, with spectacular species."
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"There are many types of native animals that you can't see anywhere else."
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Natalie De Ruyter
2 months ago
Recommend taking a ferry ride there from Darling Harbour or Circular Quay :) Was a great little ride around the Harbour as well as easy to get to and from the zoo. Overall it was a great day for the two of us. However.. when arriving at the zoo we were told the sky cable car was shut all of March for maintenance however the lady at the Captain Cook tours never told us and we even chatted and pointed out that part of the deal as 'that sounds fun!' so we were disappointed at the lack of communication between linked tourism venues/services, they should have been able to notify us of this when purchasing the tickets!
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Cheryl Mack
2 months ago
Honestly had the best experience at this zoo. The animals were awesome and a good number of them were actually active which was great. Couple tips: if you want to see everything go early, it's a big park and the food market closes at like 2 so eat early or go to the fish shop which stays open later
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Carmen Zauss
8 months ago
The ferry ride to Taronga Zoo alone is a short little adventure and what you get to experience at the zoo is worth the money you pay (I guess, even though I have to say the entry fee is quite high for adults). Take in the amazing Sydney city views the giraffes get to enjoy every day, hold a snake, watch the seal show and learn everything about the Tasmanian Devil. There is lots to see and experience at Taronga Zoo. Great place to be on a beautiful sunny day - for children and adults alike! To make the trip extra special catch the ferry from Circular Quay.
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Kerri Anton
8 months ago
One of the better zoos in the world. Very open plan so animals don't feel "caged in" - a similar experience to the San Diego zoo in the US. This does mean it is a bit of a walk through the zoo, but knowing the animals actually have room to breath makes it worth it. I would recommend taking the bus to the entrance to start from there (there is an option to go straight in at the bottom when coming off the ferry) because if you go from the end, you're always walking uphill, which on a hot day is a bit much. A lovely ferry ride over from Circular Quay, Taronga is definitely worth the experience and price of admission - great place to take tourists.
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Matt Veljanovski
2 months ago
We decided to visit Taronga Zoo for Valentine's Day this year & couldn't be happier with the decision to do so. We booked our day through Experience Oz and had our tickets & transport to and from Circular Quay sorted. It had been some time since I had seen Taronga Zoo & was very impressed with all the renovations. It still boasts a great atmosphere and brilliant displays & enclosures for the animals. The meerkats, elephants & otters were particularly hilarious but I was very satisfied with the variety & amount of animals that were there. Be sure to arrive well before there feeding time though, anything after 2pm and most of them are in a big food coma. The food & souvenirs were a bit pricey but that is always expected with such a venue. The view overlooking the city & the harbour was magnificent and if you can catch yourself there on a nice sunny day, it truly is a sight to be seen. Overall it was a great experience & a memorable way to spend a Valentine's Day. Will definitely be heading back to the zoo again, maybe for a live musical performance at night or the Roar & Snore!
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Serena Fraser
6 months ago
A stunning place to come face to face with some cuddly and some not so cuddly animals! What more can you ask for? A fantastic place to take the kids and teach them about animals whilst being by the water with spectacular views across Sydney harbour. I have been to many zoos and some are not well maintained. Thankfully, Taronga Zoo is very well cared for and the animals are well loved. A day at Taronga is educational, fun and interactive. I particularly love the Australian Backyard enclosure where feeding and patting kangaroos is encouraged. I also love watching the penguins play!
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Jill Hackett
6 months ago
My grandchildren and I went to the ROAR AND SNORE overnight, and it was an outstanding event. The guides were very knowledgeable, and handled the 36 attendees with skill, kindness, and always with a spot of fun. The evening walk was interesting--dinner good--and the tents really well planned. Our tent had a view of Sydney harbor--we went to sleep watching the lights twinkle across the bay. Morning events were also outstanding. We especially loved feeding the giraffes, and putting the food out for the Sun Bears to hunt (inside their cage, while they waited behind closed doors). So many good memories.
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Vijay Bhatia
5 months ago
A place where big kids (liker myself) and little kids can be equally amazed. Taronga Zoo has a great mix of Fauna from all over the world, doing an excellent job of educating all of us on what makes these animals unique and raising awareness as to why we should be looking after their/our environment. The areas are well laid out and the sky rail is an excellent way to get back up to the main entrance after a long day of walking.