Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Taronga is inviting everyone to spend their birthday with the animals for just $1, with the help of the Zoo’s Centenary presenting partner ANZ, to celebrate 100 years of bringing people and wildlife together.

Taronga Zoo, which officially opened in Mosman on 7 October 1916, is offering a $1 entry ticket to visitors on their birthday throughout its Centenary year.

“We want to say thank you to the amazing public that has supported our wildlife conservation work for the past 100 years,” said Taronga’s Chief Executive, Cameron Kerr.

“Every ticket to Taronga, even your $1 birthday entry, helps us continue to work towards a shared future for wildlife and people. In the next 100 years we want wildlife to not only survive, but thrive.”

From today people can register on Taronga’s website to receive a $1 voucher to use on their birthday.

“You’ll also get a special Taronga 100 birthday badge to wear and keep as a great Centenary memento,” said Cameron.

The birthday promotion is just one part of an exciting Centenary Program, presented by long-term supporter ANZ, which will celebrate Taronga’s first 100 years and launch a legacy for the future of wildlife conservation.

“Taronga Zoo is an iconic Australian attraction and ANZ is very proud to play a part in its Centenary celebrations. We look forward to working with the Zoo in 2016 to bring many fantastic initiatives to the people of NSW and those visiting Sydney,” said Catriona Noble, ANZ Australia Managing Director Retail Distribution.

“We’re especially excited that everyone can celebrate their birthday in 2016 by visiting the Zoo for just $1 – what better way to mark the occasion than to share it with one of Sydney’s most treasured attractions.”

The Zoo along with ANZ will also be encouraging people to share their favourite Taronga photo memories on social media using the hashtag #IGrewUpWithTaronga.

“It’s a chance to reminisce on what we were, what we are now and what we will be in the future,” said Cameron.

“A trip to Taronga has always been a memorable experience and we want to see and share as many of those memories as we can in our Centenary year. It might be a photo from your first visit as a child or the first time you brought your own children to the Zoo.”

People that upload old and new memories will have the chance to see their photos on a special Taronga 100 website and will also go into the draw to win some amazing prizes, including a Zoo Friends family membership every week of the year.

For more information on Taronga’s Centenary visit: taronga.org.au/100-years  

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