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Discover the history of Taronga Zoo in ‘How To Move A Zoo’

There is a little-known history about Sydney, when in 1916, the zoo at Moore Park was moved to Taronga. Animal by animal, strategy by strategy, they were transported through the streets of Sydney and across the harbour, decades before the construction of the Harbour Bridge. It was a pretty wild operation, and attracted an excited […]


Taronga Zoo is one of the most popular destinations in Sydney for good reason. A quick ferry ride from Circular Quay makes the site easily accessible via public transport, and with a large variety of animals, keeper talks and shows as well as animal encounters for the kids, it makes a great day out for […]

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Free trees for greener communities The City of Sydney is hoping to inject a sea of green into the landscape by giving away 1000 free trees. “Trees make our streets more beautiful as well as improve air quality and provide habitat for birds and animals,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore said. “We already have around 42,000 […]

Taking charge against poaching

It’s the art installation that’s perplexing Sydney: what are the dozens of rhinos that have popped up on the city’s streets? The fiberglass sculptures come courtesy of a Taronga and Western Plains Zoo project to promote community awareness about the plight of the rhinoceros. “They’re being poached around the world, in all of their habitats, […]