In 2014, Taronga Zoo in partnership with Sydney’s Active Travel, has an exclusive expedition to Antarctica on board the celebrated expedition ship, The Akademik Sergey Vavilov.
If you have a particular interest in polar conservation, this voyage offers a rare opportunity to learn more about Australia’s involvement in this important work. Active Travel will be hosting an informational evening at Taronga on Wednesday 25 September.
Your onboard Taronga seal expert will deliver special presentations on the significance of training these amazing marine creatures to support zoo-based research programs, with an overview of the important field studies undertaken in Antarctica by the Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre (AMMRC) which Taronga co-founded.Taronga is home to what is believed to be the only Leopard Seal in human care in the world. This seal, ‘Casey’, is providing researchers with a unique opportunity to study and learn about one of the Antarctic's top-order predators.
The expedition departing from Sydney headed for Ushuaia on March 14, 2014, is a 12-night cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula with a particular focus on marine mammals. At this time penguin chicks are almost fully grown and there is great activity both above and below the water. Expect to encounter several species of whale, as well as penguin, and of course, Leopard Seals.
Your booking will also help make a difference to the future of today’s wildlife:
For every booking, Active Travel will make a donation of $500 to the Taronga Foundation.