Thursday, November 10, 2011

Taronga Zoo

Two Sundays ago Sharon and I took a bus to Circular Quay, a ferry just across the harbor to Mosman, and another bus up a hill to the entrance of Taronga Zoo. We've been meaning to go for a while and the Australian newspaper had a 2-for-1 deal going on through the end of November so we thought we'd take advantage of that.

The zoo is celebrating its 95th birthday this year and was one of the first to take animals out of cages and put them in habitat-style enclosures (the concept was brought back by the Secretary of the zoo after seeing such a setup in Hamburg).

The zoo is beautifully laid out. It's built on a hill, so you start at the top and work your way down to the bottom, and at various parts you get stunning views of the Sydney harbor, Opera House, and bridge. This is definitely a must-see for anyone visiting Sydney. Here are some photos we took:

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