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Inside Taronga Zoo

Get up close with the staff and residents at one of the world's most famous and magnificent zoos.

Academy Award Nominee Naomi Watts lends her voice to this compelling, access-all-areas documentary series, giving viewers an intimate look at just what it takes to run Taronga Zoo.

Set on the spectacular Sydney Harbour, for the 240 passionate keepers and vets, the zoo is their second home. Caring for more than 5000 animals at the park, with their mix of world-class expertise and laidback Aussie spirit, this is no 9 to 5 job. 

Every year, millions of visitors pass through the zoo's gates to experience one of the greatest conservation success stories on the planet, also catching a glimpse of some of the world's most unique creatures.

As Taronga Zoo completes some of the biggest changes in its 101-year history, there has never been such an exciting time to show the world what makes this magical place tick.

Witness the emergency surgery of a pregnant lemur and the enormous task of giving three chimpanzees a health check. Learn about the incredible breeding programs for all sorts of animals such as sea lions, tigers, and rhinos and see exactly what is involved in cleaning an elephant's teeth. 

Cameras also travel with Taronga vets as they administer care to animals on the frontline of the worst bushfires in Australian history, bringing injured koalas back for emergency treatment. 

There's never a dull moment inside Taronga Zoo!

Show Info

Network: New Zealand TVNZ 1 (2020 - now)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 19:30 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Nature

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1x10: Episode 10Sep 8, 2020
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