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.
The Taronga Zoo also helps endangered animals. In 2009, scientists brought some yellow-spotted tree frogs to the Taronga Zoo to breed. Then the last wild yellow-spotted tree frogs died. In 2018, the scientists took some of the frogs from the Taronga Zoo and put them in the wild.
Taronga is an Aboriginal word which means "beautiful view".
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