It’s day five and we have passed through some amazing country over the past few days. The beautiful green pasture from the recent rain is just so vibrant and colourful. We are seeing lots of wildlife along the way including goannas, birds and echidnas.
The first day of Shoulder to Shoulder was really good. Apart from the fact that we had to make some changes due to the recent rainfall, and an area that we were going to go through was submerged in water, it’s been great!
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.