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Taronga Zoo commences redevelopment of African Wild Dogs exhibit
The $1.25 million redevelopment of the African Wild Dogs exhibit at Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Gateway to Africa precinct has commenced this week. The Gateway to Africa project is jointly funded with the NSW Government as part of the Zoo’s 10 year Visitor Experience Plan.
Redevelopment will involve replacing the moat wall that was built over 40 years ago. This will be the first aspect of the project and likely to be completed by Christmas. The next stage will see the construction of a new look out and glass viewing area to improve the guest experience and viewing of the exhibit. Additional works will also be undertaken to improve the exhibit and increase the landscaping in the precinct.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Director, Steve Hinks advised that “construction started this week on the new Gateway to Africa project. During the construction period there should be minimal impacts to visitors however, the African Wild Dog pack will be off display.
“Over the past five years we have successfully completed a number of significant redevelopments around the Zoo circuit, including the Savannah Safari precinct, Lion Pride Lands and Wild Herds, with the Waterhole currently under construction and due to be completed in April 2020.
The Gateway to Africa project was awarded to David Payne Constructions following the formal tender process.
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