I love the zoo. I especially love our zoo, Taronga, here in Sydney. I know that zoos aren’t universally popular or politically correct, but I know enough about Taronga to know that they’re making a huge effort to make the animals’ zoo lives as interesting, healthy and fun as possible – and same goes for the visitors. And behind the scenes, they raise a lot of cash for important conservation work and run many important breeding programs.
(As an aside, they also run the incredible Roar & Snore program, with an overnight stay at the Zoo – glamping all the way – and several amazing behind-the-scenes tours with keepers. I’ve been twice and can’t recommend it highly enough if you’re looking for a unique gift or Sydney experience.) Here’s a pic of the set up from the Roar & Snore site, in case you don’t believe me!
Anyways, it was a lovely sunny day in Sydney yesterday, so I took myself off for a trip to the Zoo. Along with a lot of other people in Sydney, it seemed. It’s not an old-school zoo, so it doesn’t feel like you’re visiting the animals in jail – although judging by the many fools who climbed into the kangaroos’ area, some sort of electric shock system for idiot visitors might be in order. (I did wait around for a bit to see if the larger kangaroos might take matters into their own hands and kick the people out – literally – but they were very patient and polite hosts.)
Here are some pics from my day at the Zoo – if you haven’t been, or if you haven’t been for a while, then I reckon it’s definitely worth a visit on a sunny day!
If you’re interested, you can check out the Taronga Zoo website here and the Roar & Snore info is here.
4 thoughts on “A day at the Zoo”
Happy Queens B’day weekend to you, Sparks. I love the Taronga zoo, too. I especially love the bird show – looking out over that view of the harbour. I’ve not done the roar and snore BUT when my nephew comes over from NZ, I just might take him…
And to you, TSL! You should definitely take your nephew, I reckon – it’s a very cool thing to experience! I take my nieces as a birthday treat when they turn 8…little do they know, it’s a present for me too! 🙂
I am so waiting for my nephew to get older to do the roar and snore! Seems like we are both into zoos today! 🙂
Haha, I noticed that – great minds, BCD! 😉