Recognising the old and embracing the new
Good zoos and aquariums are always progressing and moving forward to ensure they are continuously improving.
Whether celebrating milestones and looking at how far they’ve come or launching new initiatives and exhibits, 2019 has been a big year for progress at many ZAA-accredited zoos and aquariums.
Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park is looking ahead to the future with their recent acquisition of Mogo Zoo in Batemans Bay. This new chapter in their story is a real honour for the entire Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park team, and they are excited about the opportunities ahead with the new zoo, which features an extensive population of exotic animals including giraffes, rhinos, zebra, tigers, two prides of lions and the largest group of primates in Australia.
Monarto Safari Park celebrated two huge announcements. The first, in April, was that the Australian Government and the South Australian Government were providing $15.8m towards a new, state-of-the-art Visitor Centre.
In September, Zoos SA announced that a private investor was to build a $40 million luxury resort and glamping facilities as part of a multi-million dollar expansion. The site will transform into the world’s largest safari park outside of Africa and was rebranded from Monarto Zoo to Monarto Safari Park.