We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…read more
Taronga Zoo marks 100 years of conservation
Taronga Zoo is celebrating its 100th birthday today with a party for its animals and thousands of special guests.
NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman joined NSW Governor His Excellency General David Hurley and other dignitaries at this morning’s opening of the celebrations, with help from Taronga’s rescued Fiordland Crested Penguin, Munro.
Minister Speakman paid tribute to the staff, scientists and volunteers who had worked hard to make Taronga a world leader in wildlife conservation.
He stated “over the past century Taronga has transformed itself from a place of entertainment to an internationally recognised conservation hub, working well beyond traditional zoo boundaries to prevent the poaching and trafficking of wildlife, protect and regenerate critical habitat and increase understanding of wildlife around the world.”
Taronga Zoo first opened its Mosman gates on 7th October, 1916 after moving from Moore Park.
Birthday celebrations included a special breakfast for the zoo’s Giraffes and pinatas for the Asian Elephants. A birthday ballot saw free tickets go to 5000 lucky supporters, treated to animal presentations, performances and a two-metre long cake in the shape of Taronga’s famous entrance.
Taronga Zoo Chief Executive Cameron Kerr said the celebration both marked the past 100 years and launched the next.
Kerr added “in this pivotal 100th year, we are setting out to make crucial and positive impact on the future of ten vitally important species from Australia and Sumatra. From the Asian Elephant to the Corroborree Frog, Taronga has committed to support these species for the next decade and secure their future for the next 100 years.”
Taronga’s Centenary celebrations will continue on Saturday 15th October with a 100 year Birthday Parade.
For more information visit Taronga.org.au/100-years
25th September 20156 - TARONGA ZOO GETS APPROVAL FOR $30 MILLION CONSERVATION CENTRE
16th May 2016 - TARONGA ZOO CELEBRATES WOMBAT BREEDING SUCCESS
9th February 2016 - TARONGA ZOO OFFERS GUEST LIST PLACES FOR ITS 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
19th June 2015 - TARONGA ZOO REVEALS PLANS FOR $16 MILLION SUMATRAN TIGER EXHIBIT
Support our industry news service
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
As an independent publisher, we need reader support for our industry news gathering so ask that - if you don't already do so - you back us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine and/or our online news.
Click here to view our subscription options.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Email for trade enquiries: Enquiriesapac@myzone.org Customer support desk - Click Myzone support or go to ‘help’ on myzone app to access live support. Myzone® is the leading…read more
Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…read more
Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…read more
Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia and Australia, Technogym exports its…read more
Pricemark supplies a wide range of custom branded membership & RFID access products for the Health & Leisure Industry.read more
Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…read more
Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!