Discussion in 'Australia' started by zooboy28, 14 Mar 2015.
Article on the proposed Taronga Wildlife Retreat: No Cookies | dailytelegraph.com.au
Press release by Taronga: https://taronga.org.au/news/2015-12...alia-habitat-phase-1-taronga-wildlife-retreat
Zambi Wildlife Retreat now a Taronga Wildlife Retreat?
What's next....? lol
Here is an interesting opinion piece about the zoo's developments: A better Taronga Zoo for all: but who pays?
Our TAFE Cert 3 Captives class recently did an assignment regarding the costs to feed a slew of animals... my assignment included 4 giraffes (among others), and it worked out that just to feed 4 giraffes for 1 year would cost $35k!!
Factor in a few elephants, some big cats (fresh meat ain't cheap!), and countless smaller animals, reptiles, and birds of varying descriptions, and the feed bill alone is astronomical...
Then there are groundkeeping, general maintenance, upgrades, staff salaries, etc... the list really is endless... just to keep the zoo running on a daily basis is gonna cost big.
When you look at all of those costs, the entry price really isn't all that steep... and more luck to them if they can tap into the higher paying customers for extra experiences I say!
Playing devil's advocate, but it isn't really in the interest of the consumer how much it takes to feed the animals and maintenance and staff wages and all the other aspects of running a zoo when it costs nearly an arm and a leg for not only entry, but in addition petrol (if driving)/public transport, food, parking and all the other aspects of actually partaking in the zoo experience (if you know what I mean.....). I think that an equilibrium must be meet between cost of redevelopment and meeting the wants/needs of the paying customer, especially with the 'threat' of the upcoming Blacktown zoo looming in the horizon that might possibly draw away those from western Sydney (because let me tell you, being from Blacktown myself Taronga isn't the cheapest or most accessible zoo to visit from a working class area).
The local council is opposing the plans:
The state government has approved the resort. Work will begin in August, with a completion date of March 2019.
news on phase 1 habitat Australia ?
One can only imagine what new animals and bloodlines could be imported into the region with the many Millions being spent on this Hotel and cimema many would know Taronga has been phasing out species for some time to bad they are so worried by the animal rights lobby!
Hello, when will the australia exhibit open? in the project says 2018, but on the map it does not bring anything.
According to a recent podcast released by Taronga Zoo with the Zoo's CEO the African Savannah Precint is ready for opening. The lions are mentioned to be arriving "a little bit later on"
and are there projects in pdf on phase 2 habitat Australia wildlife ?
Taronga seems to have updated this list to remove any mention of Orang-utans. The new list only mentions a "new primate exhibit". Does anyone have any information regarding the possible future of Orangutang at Taronga. I would personally love to see this species return.
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It does mention it will display a he role of great apes in their ecosystems, and given that gorillas will be part of the Congo development and they won’t be moving chimps anytime soon, I’d say orangutans are still on the list, possibly with other primate species.
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