Taronga Zoo and Centennial Park

14th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 201

It was a treat to visit the Taronga Zoo in Sydney again with my sister and nephew. The animals and the birds are stunning, as is the scenery. The zoo overlooks the harbor, so the giraffes have the Sydney Bridge behind them. The bird show is amazing. It was charming to see the gorilla with her baby. One gorilla took an interest in the Australian Wood Duck. Unfortunately, I dropped my 80-400 Nikon lens off the picnic table but it didn’t break, only the hood threads ripped off. I had it fixed under warranty on my return to NYC.

We also went to Centennial Park a couple of times. The wetland area is my favorite part. The gate to the tiny bird less bird sanctuary is a lovely work of art. However, I think it is too small to harbor any birds, and I did not see any in it.

7 thoughts on “Taronga Zoo and Centennial Park

  1. Jet Eliot 2015-10-10 / 11:00 am

    I love everything about the Taronga Zoo–the excitement of the boat ride, the harbour views once you’re there, the exhibits and animals. Your photos capture it wonderfully. That one with the giraffes and the Harbour Bridge is great. Thank you for reviving my memory of it. 🙂


  2. Indah Susanti 2015-10-07 / 9:09 am

    Your image of the two giraffes made me smile! And the lion image is super awesome, I would no think it was captured at a zoo!


  3. Sophestry 2015-10-05 / 9:36 am

    Definitely visiting when I go to Australia 🙂 I went when I was 9 and it was amazing


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