Our playful Australian Sea-lion, Nala, never misses an opportunity to check out visitors in our underwater viewing area. Nala was born at Taronga and has grown up to play an important role in helping to educate people about her endangered species. Photo by Ryan Tate
“Say ahhhhhhh!” This Australian Pelican opened wide for photographer J P Goodridge at Taronga’s Great Southern Oceans exhibit. Sadly these beautiful birds often become entangled in fishing line, so remember to always place unwanted fishing hooks and line in the bin.
A young Green Sea Turtle named Andrew is spreading his flippers in the waters of Seal Cove this month as he prepares to return to the wild. Andrew arrived at Taronga Wildlife Hospital as a tiny hatchling in 2014, after being found with plastics in his stomach and an injured rear flipper. He’s grown and made a remarkable recovery in the care of hospital staff and will be released back into the ocean in a few weeks time.
A group of Port Jackson Sharks will call Taronga home for the next two months, as part of a study delving into the social behaviour of sharks. Photo by Bluebottle Films
A Green Sea Turtle named Catherine is spreading her flippers in the waters of Seal Cove as she prepares to return to the wild. Catherine arrived at Taronga Wildlife Hospital earlier this year, after losing a front flipper to a serious fishing line injury. She's made a remarkable recovery in the care of hospital staff and is due to be released back into the ocean later this month.
A kiss for mum? Our Australian Sea-lion pup Max was spotted playing alongside mother Lexie on the rocks by Seal Cove. Did you know a baby sea-lion can pick out its mother from among hundreds gathered on rocky shores just by the sound she makes?