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THINK Global School students visit the Taronga Zoo

Birds at the Taronga Zoo in Australia

At TGS, education doesn’t end on Friday afternoon, take a few days off, and pick up again on Monday morning. Weekends provide even more time for learning, adventure – and fun. Of course, students spend weekends relaxing, studying, and preparing for classes, but they also spend their Saturdays and Sundays playing football (soccer), rock climbing, taking in a film, and exploring our host city.

A weekend visit to the Taronga Zoo

This past weekend, TGS students jumped at the opportunity to visit the Taronga Zoo. They spent the day out of doors, learning more about some of the fantastic and unique animals that call Australia home.

The Taronga Zoo stems from the first public zoo in New South Wales, which opened in 1884. In the next 30 years, the zoo developed and changed, then ultimately moved to its current location in 1916. For nearly 100 years, the Taronga Zoo has delighted visitors with its exhibits, educational programming, and of course – its fantastic animals.

A tiger at the Taronga zoo in Australia

A tiger at the Taronga zoo in Australia

At the “Free Flight Bird Show” students had the opportunity to see the majesty, athleticism and skill of some of the zoo’s winged inhabitants, including buzzards, galahs, a flock of six red-tailed black cockatoos, an andean condor, and a rufous owl. Students had the opportunity to see these birds soar and swoop with the beautiful Sydney Harbor serving as a backdrop.

The zoo also boasts an underwater viewing tank. This allows visitors to see animals like penguins and sea lions from all angles.

In all the students enjoyed their weekend outing, taking full advantage of all of the opportunities Sydney and a weekend have to offer.

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