Initially Boral sponsored the rural precinct of the Backyard to Bush exhibit; a popular exhibit that explores the relationship between Australia's increasingly urbanised environment, rural existence and the bush. Boral also contributed building and construction materials, including aggregates, concrete, timber, plasterboard and paving, to the zoo’s major redevelopment program in the early 2000s.
Since 2006, Boral's partnership also provides additional support for conservation and education programs for young people, such as Youth at the Zoo (YATZ) – a volunteer program for teenagers aged 13 to 19. YATZ members take part in a broad range of activities both inside and outside the zoo, mainly during weekends and school holidays. They work closely with experienced keepers, cleaning exhibits and helping to feed the animals, and can also take part in theme days which often involve experiences such as animal handling and training, conservation programs, environmental awareness and presentation skills. YATZ volunteers organise and host the annual Boral YATZ Eco Fair held at Taronga Zoo, which showcases conservation and environmental workshops, information stalls and animal encounters in the Backyard to Bush exhibit.
The Zoo sponsorship has proved especially popular with Boral families in Australia who can book sponsor passes for free family days at the Zoo. Around 2,000 employee visits to Taronga or Western Plains Zoos are logged each year.