Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Lisa Ridley
Mbeli and Mjukuu

Come on a wild adventure these school holidays with a new gorilla baby, two chimpanzee babies, the exciting Dinosaur Trail to explore and Taronga’s Wild Ropes course due to open in December.

The gorilla baby boy, named Mjukuu, heralds the second generation of Western Lowland Gorillas in the Zoo’s successful conservation breeding program.

This is the first baby for mother, Mbeli, and Taronga’s new Silverback, Kibali. Keepers say the best time to catch a glimpse of her and the baby is during the keeper talk at 12:15 daily.

 Dinosaurs in the Wild are back until 1 February. The 16 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs have come to life, giving guests a unique opportunity to get in touch with their inner palaeontologist and learn important wildlife lessons. 

The Australian Muttaburrasaurus, a Stegosaurus, the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex and many more are roaring to be discovered along the Dinosaur Trail which tells an important story about extinction and adaptation while drawing parallels to threats faced by animals today such as the Tasmanian Devils and the Asian Elephant.

 Taronga Zoo’s General Manager, Marketing Fundraising and Commercial Services, Paul Davies, said: “Dinosaurs in the Wild is a way to raise awareness of how we can take responsibility for their survival into the future.” 

Guests can have an interactive experience by downloading the app DinosaurCo AR on their phones to make dinosaurs come alive when special markers are scanned.

Taronga’s new Wild Ropes course set in the trees near the Australian Walkabout exhibits will open in December. Intrepid visitors will navigate suspension bridges, rope climbs and zip lines, all while enjoying views of unique Australian animals and the stunning Sydney Harbour.

The ropes course is a low environmental impact, high adventure experience that encourages outdoor play and appreciation of Australian wildlife. Height and age limits apply.

Taronga Zoo is open every day of the year including Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

 

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