THE ANIMALS NEED YOUR HELP

The animals need your help…

COVID19 has had a huge impact on everyone, and it is with a heavy heart that we have had to close Taronga’s two zoos. 

Inside the zoos, life goes on, as our dedicated keepers and vets feed and care for our more than 5,000 animals.  This costs many thousands of dollars every day, so we really do need your help.

If you can please support with a donation – no matter how big or small, it will make a difference and feed one of our many special residents.

Your thoughtful gift will feed and care for your favourite animals and every donation will make a difference.

All donations of $2 or more are fully tax-deductible for Australian residents.

$10
could provide some delicious mealworms for our Meerkats.
Your on-going support is extremely helpful for our conservation, breeding & research programs.
$30
could provide a bucket of fish for our Penguins.
Your on-going support is extremely helpful for our conservation, breeding & research programs.
$50
could provide enrichment to our Asian Small-clawed Otters.
Your on-going support is extremely helpful for our conservation, breeding & research programs.
$100
could provide a bale of hay for our Asian Elephants.
Your on-going support is extremely helpful for our conservation, breeding & research programs.
Other
Your on-going support is extremely helpful for our conservation, breeding & research programs.

Use our tax savings calculator below to see how much you can claim back on your donation to help wildlife.

When you donate to Taronga, not only are you helping the most vulnerable wildlife species, but you might be able to make a tax-deduction when you submit your tax return*. Simply put in your donation amount and select your income bracket to see your potential savings. Best of all, donate before 30 June and you can claim it back straight away!

*For Australian residents only.

Meerkats

Meerkat Madness!

Taronga is home to 18 meerkats! Two parents and 16 kids - that's one big family!

Lunch anyone? Meerkats main diet consists of insects and can include moths, butterflies, termites, crickets, spiders and scorpions.

At Taronga our Meerkats love delicious mealworms! By donating just $10 today you can help provide some juicy mealworms for our ever growing Meerkat family.

 

 

Penguin

Superstar Swimmers!

At Taronga we are home to 35 amazing Little Penguins!

Did you know that the Little penguin is the smallest penguin in the world and are the only species with blue feathers?

They love to eat krill, squids and small fish, here at Taronga their favourite food is small fish!

Just by donating $30 today you can help give these little guys their favourite small fish!

 

 

Elephants

Awesome Elephants!

Have you meet our awesome Elephant family? There is Pak Boon the Mum and Matriarch of our herd family, little Jai Dee who is Pak Boon's cheeky calf and Tang Ho - our most sensitive and friendly elephant.

Did you know elephants are afraid of mice? Yes that's right just like in the movies elephants do not like mice! They do however get along really well with the ducks that share their beloved swimming pond.

Our elephants, along with their regular diet of hay and grass, love to eat fruits, peanuts and sweet potato as treats. Sugar cane and banana are two other treats they enjoy too!

A special gift of $100 today can help provide our amazing elephant herd with their favourite treats!

 

 

Join us for a brand-new challenge for the month of June, our virtual marathon Run Wild for Taronga! To learn more, click below and help care for your favourite Taronga animals today.