Your Power To Protect The Beasts
Transformers have come to Taronga to harness the power of the beasts.
You can also harness YOUR power to help protect real life, wildlife beasts. One simple choice can make a world of difference to wildlife.
We’ve compiled a list of easy places for you to start;
- Shape Shift! Change from single use plastic to reusable keep cups, drink bottles and shopping bags.
- Choose seafood with the MSC Blue tick of approval label to support independently-certified and genuinely sustainable fisheries
- Purchase from companies that use Certified Sustainable Palm Oil in their products
- Help gorillas in the wild by recycling your old mobile phone
- Buy a Beads For Wildlife product that supports humans and wildlife to coexist in Kenya.
- Choose FSC: Make a forest friendly sustainable choice when purchasing timber and paper products.
- Plant a pollinator friendly garden using Indigenous, endemic plants in your wild.
- Report illegal wildlife trade using the Wildlife Witness app
Read more about what you can do to influence a change for good
Plus, don’t forget that your great day out at Taronga isn’t just a great day out, it has the power to protect. Taronga is not-for-profit, so whether you visit, stay overnight, donate, become a Zoo Parent, book an unforgettable behind the scenes experience or buy a gift for a loved one, every dollar you spend helps save wildlife.
Watch the Transformers: Rise of the Beasts trailer
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – only in cinemas June 8!
Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new breed of Transformer – the Maximals – to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the film arrives in cinemas June 8, 2023.
Can’t wait? You can watch the trailer below now!
More than Meets the Eye
Just like the Transformers, there is more to the beasts at the zoo than meets the eye. Take a look below and learn more about some of Taronga’s beasts!
- Just like Air Razor, the Ostrich is one pretty impressive bird!
- Fastest running bird on the planet
- Keeps insects under control on the savannah
- The longest legs and largest eyes of any land animal
- Habitat destruction & climate crisis are threatening the Ostriches survival
- Just like Rhinox, White Rhinos are huge – the second largest land mammal in fact!
- Unique upper lip helps them graze grass
- Mark their territory with poo
- Poaching by humans for their horns, along with fragmented, declining habitats are causing a real threat to White Rhinos in the wild.
- Just like Cheetor, Cheetahs have incredible speed – they’re the fastest animal on land
- Play an important role in keeping grazers under control
- Unique black tear markings around their eyes that stop glare from the sun when hunting.
- Go from 60 breaths to 150 breaths while accelerating
- Habitat destruction and the climate crisis are threats to Cheetahs
- Just like Optimus Primal, Siamangs are a member of the Primate family
- Mates stay together for life and spend their lives in the trees
- They have extra-long arms and large throat sacs for singing
- Habitat destruction & the illegal pet trade are threatening the Siamangs survival in the wild
African Wild Dog
- Very unique coat patterns
- A social carnivore, existing in a pack structure with an alpha female and male
- The most effective African carnivore when hunting, with an 85% success rate
- Hunting by humans and fragmented habitats are threatening African Wild Dogs in the wild.
You can learn more about these amazing beasts and how to protect them when you visit the zoo!