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Virtual zoos: Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo go online!

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For the first time in Taronga’s 103-year-history, Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo have gone virtual with the launch of Taronga TV. Entertain yourself and your family with these up-close and personal encounters with penguins, seals and Komodo dragons.


What you can expect from Taronga TV with their virtual zoos

While Taronga always will be a critical part of the community, Chief Executive of Taronga Conservation Society Australia shares that while they are closed to visitors, they are proud to continue to deliver some of the amazing stories through their virtual zoos.

  • Tune in daily for keeper talks and shows
  • Watch 24/7 live streaming of the animals
  • Enjoy sneak peeks of what the animals (and keepers) get up to when the zoo is closed
  • Access fun and educational online resources for kids

You can immerse yourself in fascinating content, including shows, keeper talks and 24/7 live-streams of their Sumatran Tigers, Asian Elephants and Greater Southern Oceans precinct. 

Stay up to date by following them on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube, and visiting their virtual zoos at Taronga TV hub, where new videos are being added daily!

A learning experience for kids (and adults)

The aim of Taronga TV is go behind-the-scenes and look at what normally goes unseen. You will be able to watch how keepers care for the animals and form close bonds. Plus, you will gain great insight into their vital conservation work that helps safeguard some of our most precious native wildlife. Find out what’s going on at Taronga’s Wildlife Hospitals as their vets work to rehabilitate rescued wildlife.

With the temporary closure of Taronga’s zoos and accommodation products, the Taronga Foundation will continue to fundraise to ensure Taronga can continue operating its two Wildlife Hospitals and its vital conservation work in Australia and overseas. In 2018/19 alone, Taronga partnered with 39 organisations working on the front line of conservation across 18 countries. Their activities range from caring for injured native wildlife and cryopreserving the Great Barrier Reef, to breeding and releasing Bellingen River Turtles, a critical development for their long-term survival in the wild.

To help Taronga continue its work throughout this difficult time and to tune into Taronga TV, visit their virtual zoos at tarongatv.com


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