|Fantastic new Lemur exhibit - so great for kids.|
|Cool climbing area where the kids and be Lemurs!|
|The poor Lemurs were being ignored by the kid lets!|
The other new exhibit is the AMAZING seal and penguin area, actually called an aquarium. This was really impressive. Unfortunately I have no photos of it because my phone ran out of charge (and sadly I don't have a fancy camera :-(
The kids trail was also a good area for the kids to let off steam after looking at animals for a while.
The seal show was great as usual, though the shaded seats were better than sitting in the belting sun.
|Seal Show was great - try to grab some shade in Summer|
The skyrail at the end of a day at the zoo is always a great reward. I should have worn a pedometer because I reckon I took an impressive number of steps walking around the zoo today. Its a rewarding and tiring day. I think the Japanese visitors enjoyed their day, though I think they'll sleep really well tonight!
|Kids trail - a great place to have a break from all the zoo has to offer|
|Interactive activities in the Australian house - some creepy crawlies in here|
I haven't taken the twins to Taronga yet. They've been to the smaller Canberra Zoo a couple of times. I think that with a zoo the size of Taronga I would have to really plan out and do a schedule for them. I did see one frazzled mother saying 'that's it! we're going home!" at about 10am. With the high cost for entry I would want to plan the day to be successful. Probably mixing up pure animal exhibits with interactive areas/skyrail and regular breaks. A visual schedule would be good too I think. It took us an intense 4 hours of walking to see most of what Taronga Zoo had to offer, and the youngest member of our party was 13 years old.
|This elephant spent ages playing with this barrel - food inside?|
|My favourite zoo animal!|
|The old elephant enclosure - beautifully preserved history.|
|This little runt eventually got over the step to get to its mummy|