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)|
|No. of animals||2,600|
|No. 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.
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- "Taronga Zoo". zoo.nsw.gov.au. Taronga Conservation Society. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
- "Zoo and Aquarium Association Institutional Members' Directory". zooaquarium.org.au. Zoo and Aquarium Association. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
- Greg Miskelly (March 3, 2010). "'Extinct' frog species found alive after 30 years". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
- "Yellow-spotted Tree Frog - profile". New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
- Nick Grimm (March 27, 2018). "Taronga Zoo releases colony of critically endangered bell frogs". Retrieved June 17, 2020.
- The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 181
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