When tourist attractions began closing, zoos and animal parks all over the world, including in Melbourne and Sydney, turned to livestreaming to share their animal antics online, a gambit that has proven to be wildly successful. Now, Taronga Zoo has upped the ante with the launch of Taronga TV, a new digital platform streaming animal enclosures, behind-the-scenes 'sneak peeks’ and after-hours footage revealing what the keepers and the animals they care for get up to when the park is closed to the public.
Alongside this streaming content, there will also be an archive of online resources for teachers and parents who may be homeschooling their kids at the moment, featuring fun yet educational materials about exotic wildlife, local fauna and the natural world.
Over the coming weeks Taronga will be bringing its two beautiful zoos directly into your living room! Tune in daily to see your favourite animals, meet our friendly keepers and learn what goes on behind the scenes at Taronga while our zoos are temporarily closed.
Want to support us? Our animals need your help. We have made the difficult but right decision to close our two zoos during the COVID-19 crisis, but our animals still need the food and care our dedicated team always give them. If you can, please support with a donation, every donation will help no matter how big or small.