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In this post we share photos from Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Situated on the shores of Sydney Harbor, Taronga Zoo boasts breathtaking views of the city skyline, Opera House, and Harbor Bridge. The picturesque setting adds to the charm of the zoo and provides a spectacular backdrop for a day of exploration to see Australian wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, and platypuses, as well as other species including tigers, elephants, camels, chimpanzees, giraffes, and more.
The zoo’s grounds design blends harmoniously with its natural surroundings. The network of elevated walkways and viewing platforms that crisscross through the grounds provide visitors with an unobstructed view of the animals and minimizes disturbances to their habitats. From these vantage points, visitors can marvel at the beauty of Sydney Harbour, the skyline, and the lush foliage that envelops the zoo.
The architecture of Taronga Zoo also puts a strong emphasis on sustainability. The buildings incorporate green technologies such as solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems, and passive cooling techniques. This commitment to eco-conscious design aligns with the zoo’s mission to inspire and educate visitors about environmental conservation.
Taronga Zoo is committed to conservation initiatives and plays an essential role in preserving endangered species and their habitats. The zoo focuses on education and raising awareness about wildlife conservation through talks, wildlife shows, and school programs that aim to inspire a love for animals.They actively participate in breeding programs and collaborate with various organizations to protect wildlife locally and internationally.
- Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Purchase tickets in advance for 10-20% discount: https://ticketsales.taronga.org.au/Tickets/sydney?_ga=2.91383450.1461483700.1695506154-1027310479.1695506154
- Arrive to Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia via ferry from Sydney CBD Circular Quay; the ferry ride is approximately 15 minutes
Taronga Zoo Highlights
- Kids Trail – Farm Yard, Farm Playground, Backyard to Bush Walk
- Presentation & keeper talks – scheduled every 30 minutes across the zoo
- Wild Ropes Treetops Adventure
Treetops Ropes Course
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