Sydney Taronga Zoo Celebrates 100th Birthday


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Sydney Taronga zoo has celebrated its one hundredth birthday today with festivities for both their animals and the public.

The iconic Sydney Taronga zoo opened its gates to five thousand lucky ticket holders, who had entered a ballot of over seventy thousand entires. The park put on a show, with special animal experiences, historically costumed keepers and a ceremony with guests including the NSW Environment Minister, Mark Spearman and the Governor of NSW, General David Hurley.

Not just a celebration for homo sapiens, creatures across Taronga were treated to some birthday love. The elephants were surprised with piñatas filled with fresh greens, while the giraffes were served a breakfast of leaves shaped to from the number “100”.

In the century Taronga has been open to the public, their mission has changed from a public service to animal conservation, a sentiment reflected by CEO, Cameron Kerr.

“In this pivotal 100th year, we are setting out to make a lasting and positive impact on the future of 10 vitally important species from Australia and Sumatra,” he said.

“From the magnificent Asian Elephant to the tiny Corroboree Frog, Taronga has committed to support these species for the next decade, and over this time effectively turn around their fate so they can thrive for another 100 years.”

Online Source: The Australian.

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