For those who visit Sydney, a whole Day dedicated to the TARONGA ZOO is a must. It is a huge theme park, with a privileged view to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Besides being close to native Australian animals, you can walk in the areas for foreign animals. It is a pleasant, interesting and fun place. Some animals, like the chimpanzee babies, make us laugh or get emotional.
In some areas the animals are loose; in others, you can go into their environment and take a close-up. There are performances with birds and sea animals, and explanatory panels with curiosities about the wild life. I discovered the tree kangaroo (looks like a teddy bear), the broad-shelled turtle and also that there are around 50 species of marsupial mammals. Not all of them are kangaroos, there the wallabies too.
Founded in 1916, it has been growing and investing on research, conservation and education. After all this time, the zoo managed to create environments faithful to the natural habitat of animals. Thus, many of them are able to reproduce in captivity, several cubs from different species.