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January 3, 2014

A Tourist Paparazzi at the Zoo!

A few months ago hubby and I were in Sydney. It was a gorgeous day, and we decided to visit Taronga Zoo. We caught the ferry across the harbor and at the other side rode up the cable car to the top of the hill. The view from the zoo is incredible, especially from the giraffe enclosure.

Room With a View

Room with a view for the giraffes.

I joined the rest of the tourist paparazzi and roamed the zoo taking photos.


First up was this kookaburra. He didn’t seem to mind posing.


Mr. Koola wasn’t very cooperative. In fact, he was a bit grumpy.


Mr. Mountain Sheep was cooperative.


So was Mr. Meerkat

Meerkat 2

For a time. Then he turned his back and refused to pose.

Snow Leopard

Mr. Snow Leopard just wanted to snooze…

We had a fun visit, despite the uncooperative animals. Taronga zoo is in a gorgeous position, although comfortable shoes are a must.

Tell me about your favorite zoo experience.


  1. Mary Kirkland

    Those are great pictures. I haven’t been to a zoo since I was a kid.

    • Shelley Munro

      I hadn’t visited a zoo in ages either. This was a fun one to visit.

  2. Sandra Cox

    What great pics, especially the snow leopard.

    • Shelley Munro

      The snow leopard was gorgeous!

  3. Heather

    Very cool, and some awesome pics. I love visiting our zoo. In recent years I’ve gotten AWESOME pics of the tiger, lions, otters, meerkats, giraffes and prairie dogs while other animals have been “uncooperative.” Can’t wait until the new “Arctic Passage” is done — it will be the new home for bears, seals, reindeer and other animals.