Taronga and the Department of Family and Community Services will help lead 29 young people from the Burbangana and Walanmarra programs on a 490km ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ relay walk from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo to Taronga Zoo in Sydney.
Taronga Zoo’s Sumatran Tigers, Sakti, Jumilah, Kembali and Kartika set out on a tree change to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo almost a year ago now, whilst their exhibit in Sydney is under redevelopment.
Forests are vital for clean air and water, providing the earth with an ability to breathe and us with a healthy future. They also provide a place that endangered species like Orang-utan, tigers and elephants call home.
Construction of Taronga Zoo’s new global centre for conservation science and learning for researchers, students and visitors will proceed after the Department of Planning and Environment signed off on the development, Environment Minister Mark Speakman announced today.