"Taronga Zoo" Taronga Zoo Tip by warney

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On April 24th, 1912 the NSW Government granted 43 acres of land north of the harbour which were part of Ashton Park. Another 9 acres were granted in April 1916.

In 1913, Management of the zoo passed to a Trust named the New Zoological Gardens Trust which became the Taronga Zoological Park Trust.

The first exhibits to be built were the seal ponds, elephant temple, monkey pits, top entrance, aviaries, paths and roadways and the refreshment rooms. In all, 228 mammals, 552 birds and 64 reptiles were moved from Moore Park to Taronga. Many, including the elephants, crossed the harbour on board a flat top barge.

Taronga Zoo was officially opened on October 7th, 1916. It is now open 365 days a year.

Address: Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
othercontact: tz@zoo.nsw.gov.au
Phone: +61 2 9969 2777
Website: http://www.zoo.nsw.gov.au

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  • Updated Feb 15, 2004
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