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!
Western Lowland Gorilla
- Just like Optimus Primal, Gorillas are strong beasts!
- All have unique fingerprints and unique nose prints
- Live in a family troop
- Loud vocalisations and chest slapping
- Poaching, disease and coltan mining threatens the Gorillas
- Just like Air Razor, the Andean Condor flies high
- Largest raptor on the planet
- Soaring on air currents at 5.5km above the Earth
- Wingspan 2.7 metres to 3.2 metres
- Great eyesight
- Poaching for traditional medicines and hunting by humans are threats for the Andean Condor
- Just like Rhinox, Elephants are huge – the largest living land animals on the planet and they are both ecosystem engineers.
- Over 40,000 muscles in the trunk
- Travel back and forth along ancient migration trails
- Measuring up to 2.8 metres in height
- Fragmenting habitat, poaching and human wild-life conflict are threatening Asian Elephants in the wild
- Measure up to 2.1 - 2.4 meters long
- Webbed paws help them swim
- All mighty roar that can travel 3 km
- Help to maintain the forest's health and biodiversity
- Illegal wildlife trade and habitat destruction threaten the Sumatran Tiger
- Just like Bumbleebee, Corrobboree Frogs are bright in colour - with iconic bright yellow and black colouring
- Found only on Mount Kosciusko - hibernating under snow during the winter
- 2.5cm - 3cm in size like a paperclip
- Oozing toxins
- Chytrid fungus and the climate crisis are threats for Corroboree Frogs
You can learn more about these amazing beasts and how to protect them when you visit the zoo!