Taronga Zoo

I went to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo for the first time on the weekend.

I have mixed feelings about zoos. On one hand I think it’s a shame to keep animals captive. But on the other hand they can do so much good for raising people’s interest and awareness in animals, often from other parts of the world that they’d never otherwise see. Taronga’s doing the latter, and seems to provide a really great environment for their animals; I didn’t get any sense of sadness there. It’s laid out on a hillside that makes exploring the zoo a real adventure, and with great views of the harbour.

Seals, elephants, lions, penguins, gorillas, and all the reptiles were great to see. Some were fun, all were interesting. The stars of the zoo at the moment are Pathi Harn the miracle-birth elephant and Kambiri the baby pygmy hippo (an animal too adorable for human speech to capture).

Click here for some pics I took of the animals.



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