Published on: October 2021
Taronga Zoo 105th Birthday
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—Congratulations to Taronga Zoo on the recent milestone of their 105th Birthday, marking more than a century of bringing people and wildlife together. Taronga Zoo is a memorable and iconic part of the North Shore that brings happiness and joy to everyone who visits. Over the past century, Taronga has transformed itself from a place of entertainment to a mature conservation hub that works well beyond traditional zoo boundaries to prevent the poaching and trafficking of wildlife, protect and regenerate critical habitat, and increase understanding of wildlife across the globe. I know that many in my local community cannot wait to get back and visit Taronga Zoo. The Zoo is planned to reopen on the 18th of October, and I can't wait to visit the five new African Lion cubs who were born to experienced mum Maya and first time dad Ato. This is the first time in 18 years that Taronga Zoo has welcomed lion cubs. Thank you to CEO Cameron Kerr, and all the staff and keepers who work so hard to look after our incredible native and exotic species that we are so lucky to have in our own backyard.