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Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

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Stage 3, 4 & 5 Enclosure Design

Modern Zoos are now considered conservation, education and research facilities and support conservation both onsite and in the wild.  Develop a design brief for a new animal exhibit by undertaking research on animals in the Taronga collection and their adaptations. Consider welfare and enrichment, visitor engagement and interpretation, keeper safety and functionality, as well as budget and ethical and sustainable design principles.

Warmer weather means more outdoor fun for the elephant herd at Taronga Zoo. Being very social animals, elephants interact with each other in many different ways ranging from eating together to swimming and playing in their pools.

Stage 2 Geography: The Earth's Environment

Examine the significance, perceptions and protection of Australian environments and Sumatra’s tropical rainforests. Hear first hand from experts at Taronga Zoo whilst meeting native Australian wildlife, and then explore Taronga Zoo’s new Sumatran Tiger exhibit - Tiger Trek (opening in the second half of 2017). Help your students learn how people can use places and environments more sustainably.

**Please note that our brand new Tiger exhibit is currently being built and we expect Tigers to be back on display in the second half of 2017**

 

Taronga will get in the spooky spirit this weekend, hosting its 2nd annual “Boo at the Zoo” Halloween Spooktacular!
Bellinger River Snapping Turtles have been observed mating in their new home at Taronga Zoo, giving hope to researchers working to save the critically endangered species from extinction.

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