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Taronga Zoo | Sydney

Monday, October 13, 2014

It was only a 8D7N trip and I take forever to finish the entire Sydney travelogue and I am aiming to complete it by the end of this month! *finger crossed* It was our third day in Sydney and we took the train to the city and followed by a ferry ride to the Taronga Zoo
** Taronga Zoo is the city zoo of Sydney and it is located on the shores of Sydney Harbour in the suburb of Mosman.
We arrived quite early, it was only 9am and the zoo is not open for public yet and we decided to grab our breakfast at the cafe outside the entrance of the zoo. The hot chocolate was good and it's perfect for the winter weather there. I still remember it was extra cold compared to the previous days! *brr*


This is the first photo booth that you can spot upon entering the zoo and there's actually much more at different spots. We were given the map together with the schedule of various animal shows and talks, animal encounter, and so on. You'd need to plan it properly in order not to miss any interesting animal show that only scheduled once a day. 


I guess it was still very early in the morning and all the Koala bears were still asleep. They look so cute cuddling on the tree that way! I wish I can hug them!


Reptiles and I can't be good friends. It always gives me some sort of chill whenever I look at them one by one. Although I was born in the Snake year, I couldn't just look and admire all the huge snakes in the zoo. I always imagine what if the glass is broken and they come out and eat me up alive! Silly, I know


We're looking forward to the Seal Show! Apparently it is always a full house and you have to make sure be there earlier in order to secure a good seat for yourself. The Seal Show is not only about watching how and what seals are capable to do, it's more like the combination of getting to know about the seals' life and how they can learn and trained to do fun stuff, entertaining and informative at the same time! We totally enjoyed the show and thought it was a pretty interesting comparison to the normal animal show. 


We then move on to look for those tiny Australian Little Penguins! They are so tiny and cute. It was so different to compare with the one I've seen at Ocean Park, Hong Kong. The Little Penguin is the smallest of all penguin species, weighing around 1kg and reaching about 30cm tall.


Do you know that the Galapagos Tortoises are the largest tortoises in the world?


Any bear lovers here? There's a bunch cute Sun Bear too!


Trust me, this thing looks freaking real there!


More animals...


Kangaroo! I love seeing the baby kangaroo with mommy kangaroo together!


Have you seen the Himalayan Tahr before?


Hey there, Orang Utan!


Asian Elephant


Giraffes


We also found this Floral Clock in the zoo! It is huge and surrounded with lovely flowers!


There's a place for you to enjoy your lunch and rest when you're tired of walking too!

There's over 4,000 animals for you to check out in Taronga Zoo and it will be crazy of me for putting ALL the photos of animals in this post. You can check out my Sydney trip album HERE as we took plenty of photos here! We left Taronga Zoo pretty early and shopped around the city before heading to Jamie's Italian at Pitt Street for dinner.

Taronga Zoo
Bradleys Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
Tel no: +61 2 9969 2777
Facebook:Taronga Zoo | Twitter: @tarongazoo | Instagram: @tarongazoo
Website: taronga.org.au

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