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Sydney Zoo: A Unique Encounter with Wildlife

Located in the heart of Western Sydney, Sydney Zoo is a remarkable attraction that offers a unique animal encounter and educational experience. Nestled in Bungarribee in the Western Sydney Parklands, the zoo is situated 38 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. 

A Brief History

Sydney Zoo opened its doors to the public on 7th December 2019. The zoo was founded with an aim to introduce local and international visitors to a range of animal species from all over the world, while also educating on animal welfare and conservation. 

The Zoo’s Infrastructure

The zoo spans a vast area of 16.5 hectares (41 acres) and houses over 100 different species. It is estimated to attract around 800,000 visitors annually. The zoo’s infrastructure includes veterinary facilities, quarantine facilities, extensive feed preparation and storage areas, an educational amphitheatre, and disability access. 

Exhibits and Animals

Sydney Zoo’s exhibit sizes exceed the NSW Department of Primary Industries standards by an average of 2.6 times. The zoo includes over 30 exhibits and a variety of animal species both exotic and Australian native. 


The African section of the zoo houses a variety of species including the African lion, African wild dog, Cape porcupine, Cheetah, Dromedary camel, Giraffe, Meerkat, Nyala, Ostrich, Plains zebra, Southern white rhinoceros, and Spotted hyena.


The aquarium is home to a diverse range of species such as the Alligator snapping turtle, Australian bass, Banded rainbowfish, Barbour’s seahorse, Barramundi, Bicolour blenny, Black phantom tetra, Black-axil puller, Blacktail humbug, Bull shark, Cleaner shrimp, Common clownfish, Common yabby, Coral cardinalfish, and Crimson-spotted rainbowfish.


The Australian section showcases native species like the Wombat, Dingo, Echidna, Koala, Emu, Kangaroo Island kangaroo, and Tasmanian devil.

Education and Conservation

Sydney Zoo has formed a partnership with the Western Sydney University and TAFE NSW, aiming to educate visitors about animal welfare and conservation. The zoo has some interesting community and social programs which include everything from school education programs to things like animal habitat development & aboriginal employment.
Sydney Zoo is a member of the Zoos and Aquariums Association of Australia and New Zealand.
In conclusion, Sydney Zoo is more than just a place to see animals. It’s a place of learning, conservation, and a unique encounter with wildlife from around the world..
We’d love to hear about your experiences at Sydney Zoo! Feel free to leave comments and share your unique stories about your visit. Your insights could help others plan their trip and make their visit even more memorable.
Another interesting story about this place is on another blog called Daphne’s Corner
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Photographed by Mike Fernandes 


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