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Centenary of Taronga Zoo

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Centenary of Taronga Zoo

Opened 7th October 1916
The first Sydney Zoo was located at the Botanical Gardens from 1862 to 1883, the Zoo then transferred to Billy Goat Swamp in Moore Park from 1884 and finally moved to it's current position in Mosman opening on 7 October 1916.
Divided into eight zoogeographic regions, the 21-hectare, Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals of 340 species and an aerial Gondola (Sky Safari Cable Cart) opened in mid 1980's.
Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning beautiful view.
In its long history, Taronga Zoo has only been closed twice.
Once from August 8th to October 26th, 1917 when the site was used to house labourers employed on the Sydney wharves during the transport strike and once on Australia Day 1988 to commemorate Australia's Bicentenary. 


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