Taronga Zoo,Sydney, Australia

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Taronga is located in the Bradleys Head Road Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. From Sidney Harbor, Taronga way to go for no more than 30 minutes by bus. Supported by the streets of a little lonely without any congestion, journey towards Taronga feel comfortable. There is no traffic jam.

Taronga, the largest wildlife park in the Sydney area of 28 hectares of it, not just a place for family recreation, conservation vehicle but also wild animals through education programs, maintenance, and research.

The Taronga Zoo is not separated from the role of the Zoological Society of New South Wales, the zoo opened the first time in 1884 at Moore Park Sydney. After a visit to the Zoo Harburg, Germany, in 1908, secretary of community animal lover, Albert Sherbourne Le Souef, inspired to create new wildlife park in Sydney.

In the year 1912, New South Wales government to grant a land area of 43 Acre (about 17.2 hectares) in northern Sydney Harbor wildlife park built for the then named Taronga Zoo. Some 228 mammals, 552 birds, 64 reptiles and from Moore transferred to Taronga Park. More land and expanded on 7 October 1916 Taronga was opened to the public.

Wallaby and Wombat, the two types of typical Australian animals, attract attention. I stopped in the wallaby enclosure. There is a red neck wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) and swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor). Red color of the red neck wallaby appeared to be different, there are only lines on the neck, but some are scattered in some parts of the body. "Wallaby is now found difficult, but little in the woods, where they find food," says a guide.

The Wombat is given the name Abdul is very funny. He seems to understand if it is being observed. He ran and started running grout. This animal-legged mammals and caudate short body length with about one meter. Wombat and wallaby name taken from the Eora Aboriginal people, namely Aboriginal people living in Sydney in the year 1788.

Although the process of digestion food is running slow, can reach 14 days, Wombat can scoot up to 40 kilometers per hour and survive for 90 seconds. "Wombat soliter animals," said Jenny. So, even though it seems funny and not just gemas, this animal is not normal to be at home.

Besides the animals, that's interesting this is a lush garden and its beautiful trees. Almost all the original trees planted there since Taronga year 1916 opened, 90 years ago.

Other facilities offered Taronga is a photo with the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). According to Jenny, a tourist does not usually miss the opportunity akan fhoto with this animal. Many visitors want to feel that experience with pay five dollars Australia.

In addition, a number of koala fall asleep at that time. "They continue to eat the day and fall asleep immediately. They will only wake up briefly, and then sleep again. Cute, yes? "Give back the earlier comment

To treat disappointment, many visitors in the picture with the koala. Apparently a lot of local tourists who do that also. In fact, parents with joy squat near the image and "snap"

Taronga natural with the beautiful, Taronga more emphasis on elements of education for students. Students involved in the process of investigation and conservation of animals and the environment stay. There are officers who specifically deal with the problems of education, with the goal of making a visit to Taronga become more impressive and valuable.


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