Taronga Zoo

The other day I continued my tourist adventure of Sydney by visiting the Taronga Zoo. Like any red-blooded American, I’ve been to the zoo countless times. I was hoping for a unique experience on a completely different continent and that’s exactly what I got. The zoo was clean, well laid out, and staff were friendly. It’s across the harbor from downtown Sydney so you have to hop on a ferry, which was about a $10 round trip. From the ferry you’ll get up close and personal to the opera house as well as good photo ops of the harbour bridge.

I really want to edit some of these pics but a 7″ tablet makes that painful. I’d also love to post more pics and comment on a few but they take forever to upload and I’m tired of sitting in this apartment. Yesterday’s adventure involved borrowing a bike and a 25k roundtrip to the beach (that was interesting in a country that drives on the “wrong” side of the road) and today will be museum day (to avoid the sun and nurse my sunburn).

Without further adieu, the pics:

And a video just for fun…

 

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6 thoughts on “Taronga Zoo

  1. Mom says:

    Well, the zoo pics are amazingly cute. I do hope for more pics of the Opera House. Where did you find a bike to use? And 25K is kinda far, huh? Glad the rain stopped and you had some adventures. Stay safe.

  2. Brian W says:

    You’re getting some great shots along the way. It’s hard for me to enjoy the moment and worry about getting a good record of it. You seem to be managing both pretty well. Have fun with all of it.

  3. Karen H. says:

    The napping meerkats made me go “AWWWWWWWW”. What kind of snake was that?

    • kyfried says:

      According to the plaque it’s simply called the Fierce Snake, and it is “The world’s most venomous land snake. A single bite can contain enough venom to kill almost 200,000 mice.”

  4. klheavrin says:

    Reblogged this on The Daily Random and commented:
    A reblog from my friend Scott’s blog – the meerkat video is KYUTE!

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