Taronga Zoo Turtle Adoption

During the holidays Year 1 students at Berowra Public School raised $250 to adopt a turtle at Taronga Zoo, by doing 'a-bob-a-job'.


They will visit the zoo and turtles in November.


Well done to the students and families that participated in this activity!


Zoo Parents get great benefits including:

  • Personalised adoption certificate for your chosen animal
  • Subscription to Wild Life, Taronga's exciting magazine all about the Zoos and the work we do
  • Detailed information about your adopted animal
  • Monthly email updates on what's happening at our Zoos
  • 100% tax deductibility on your Zoo Parent adoption
  • Plus many more benefits for higher levels, including the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Zoo!

One of the best benefits is knowing that as a Zoo Parent you're helping support Taronga's conservation work.

Adopt Today

A great gift idea

Zoo Parent animal adoption makes a great gift - it's unique, easy to purchase and doesn't even need to be wrapped! Perfect for all animal lovers.

From just $48 a year you can afford to treat all your friends and family to the gift that keeps on giving all year long.

Support the Taronga Foundation

Zoo Parent animal adoption funds Taronga's work, such as international research and education programs focusing on endangered species around the world, as well as assisting with the conservation, breeding and preservation of wild animals and their habitats.

Green Turtle


Green Turtle under anesthesia
A Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) known to locals of Lovett Bay in Pittwater, was found tangled in fishing line that was also caught up in a boat anchor. The turtle was brought to the Taronga Zoo Wildlife Hospital as it had fishing line hanging out of its mouth and tangled around a fore flipper. X-rays and investigation under anaesthesia revealed a hook and a large tangle of fishing line in its oesophagus that took two hours of surgery to remove.



Green Turtle released in Pittwater


The turtle was housed in a large pool at the hospital until the wound had healed and the turtle was able to eat again. The turtle recovered well and was released back to Pittwater with the help of the local community that had found it.