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Taronga Zoo is halving ticket prices to help bushfire-affected wildlife

Alannah Maher

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is offering 50 per cent off zoo entry in a bid to encourage visitors to come out and see some iconic Australian species, while supporting critical conservation work.

Taronga is a conservation-focussed and not-for-profit zoo, so ticket sales are a vital part of its work to preserve endangered species, including those that are affected by the ongoing bushfire and drought crisis – including koalas, flying foxes, wallabies, echidnas, critically endangered frogs and even fish. The zoo is also providing a temporary home to a number of displaced animals, including platypuses that have been rescued from drying river systems. 

Taronga recently welcomed two new koala joeys and in December announced the birth of a short-beaked echidna puggle, the ninth born at the zoo since 2012. Zookeepers say that the yet-to-be-named puggle is thriving, showing an active and strong personality. 

The half-price ticket offer is available for online ticket purchases until the end of the school holidays on Friday, February 7. Visitors to Taronga Zoo also have the opportunity to make a donation to the Taronga Zoo Wildlife Crisis Appeal

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