A Visit to the Zoo – Sydney 2014

Taronga Zoo is the city zoo of Sydney.  Its located right on the north shore of Sydney in the upper class suburb of Mosman. It has been a zoo since 1916, so for 98 years now.

It sits smack on prime land on the foreshore and encompasses 21 hectares (52 acres).

There are a few things you need to know before going to the zoo.

  • Do not go after lunch.  The animals have eaten and feel very sleepy and sit as far away from you as they can and well….sleep.  I have a lot of pictures of animal behinds but not a lot of their eyes.
  • Thank the Gods for giraffes, at least they are always hungry and do not sleep in the afternoon.  They also have the best view of the harbour so you get 2 for 1.
  • Do not show the animals your camera because as soon as you arrive with one around your neck they go to the furtherest point and stay there with their backs turned in protest!  Hence no gorillas, lions or tigers.
  • Goats smell so rush past their enclosure.
  • Looking for platypuses is futile so don’t even bother, let alone try to take a picture 😦
  • Do not go at Easter on Good Friday and expect a great vegetarian meal, always eat before you go if that’s the case.

So worth a visit if you are in the city of Sydney, not just for the animals but also for the wonderful ferry ride over the picturesque harbour.

I do have a few photos of the animals that did co-operate in the making of this blog!

What do you call a monkey with an elephant on his head?

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  1. I love the zebra butt picture!! You must be using a super duper telephoto lens… these are fabulous. Love the skyscrapers in the background. 🙂


  2. Reblogged this on chad collins charlestown and commented:
    monkey, animals, elephants, zoo, macro photography


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