Taronga Zoo facts for kids
Giraffes in Taronga Zoo. The Sydney skyline is in the background.
|Date opened||7 October 1916|
|Location||Bradleys Head Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Land area||21 hectares (52 acres)|
|Number of animals||2,600|
|Number of species||340|
|Memberships||Zoo and Aquarium Association|
Taronga Zoo is a zoo in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is on the shores of Sydney Harbour in the suburb of Mosman. It was officially opened on 7 October 1916. The zoo covers about 21 hectares (52 acres). It holds over 2,600 animals of 340 species. There is a larger, sister zoo in Dubbo, the Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
Taronga is an Aboriginal word which means "beautiful view".
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