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Tales from the University of New South Wales

From Shanghai, SAF Correspondent Xuefei Zhang is reporting on her year abroad at the University of New South Wales.

28 August 2017

An Exciting Trip to Taronga Zoo

After a stressful studying period, my friends and I decided to go to visit Taronga Zoo. Australia is very famous for its lovely kangaroos and koalas. Therefore, it was such a great experience for us to get close to those animals and relax ourselves. On August 27, we got up early in the morning and took a bus to the harbor. Then we transferred for a ferry and arrived at Taronga Zoo after about 20 minutes. Taronga Zoo was located not very far away from the Sydney Opera House and was built on a small hill on an island. It was my first time to visit a zoo which was located on a hill, and we even need to take a telpher to get to the entrance of the zoo. Then we started our fantastic trip with watching a few shows presented by those animals. That was really exciting! Even though there were all kinds of lovely animals, such as koalas, giraffes, wombats and so on, I loved the platypus most, which is a unique species existing in Australia. It was so strange because it had four webbed feet and a bill, but it belonged to the mammal species. A platypus may look cuddly, but don't plan on making one a pet. After about five hours visiting we ended our trip and came back to UNSW. Honestly, I really enjoyed this trip! In my opinion, having a short trip during a period of busy study is really a good choice to relax our brains and broaden our horizons. So you can also try it!

 

Xuefei Zhang
View from the bus tour to Sydney Harbor.

View from the bus tour to Sydney Harbor.

The iconic Sydney Opera House.

The iconic Sydney Opera House.

Taronga Zoo Sign
A wombat at the Taronga Zoo.

A wombat at the Taronga Zoo.

Giraffes at the Taronga Zoo.

Giraffes at the Taronga Zoo.

Kangaroo at the Taronga Zoo.

Kangaroo at the Taronga Zoo.

Sydney Opera House

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