Last Friday night I was lucky enough to attend Splash! – The Great Southern Oceans Zoofari which is The Taronga Zoo Foundations major event for 2007 and was held in the grounds of Taronga Zoo which is with out a doubt one of the most amazing locations in the world.
The night was full of great food an amazing view across Sydney Harbour and of course it raised a significant amount of money for the new Great Southern Oceans Exhibition.
The Great Southern Oceans is by far the most significant investment in Taronga Zoo’s 90 year history. This massive precinct pays homage to our marine mammal and bird life and the significance of the Great Southern Oceans often described as the “lungs of the world”.
Covering 1.2 hectares of the harbour side of Taronga Zoo, visitors to this amazing precinct will have an experience second to none. From swimming with the seals to sitting in the new 950 seat seal discovery theatre, The Great Southern Oceans offers visitors an interactive and educational experience like no other.
A replica Antarctic Research Station will alow visitors to experience the wonders of Antarctica and it will house panoramic underwater viewing of the Leopard Seals and Little Penguin pools.
The Great Southern Oceans will only strengthen the reputation of Taronga Zoo as one of the leading zoos in the world and I can’t wait to visit when this stunning precinct is complete.