Lights for the Wild at Taronga Zoo Sydney backed by American Express is back as part of the Vivid Sydney festival - Lights, Music and Ideas!
Lights for the Wild runs from 24 May - 15 June 2019 and will take you on a journey starting at Taronga's heritage-listed main entrance, brought to life with a dazzling and moving animal projection show.
Walk through the gates and explore the illuminated trail that winds through the stunning grounds of Taronga Zoo Sydney, showcasing awe-inspiring giant multimedia light sculptures: meet the magnificent Sumatran Tiger and her new gorgeous tiger cubs, the vividly coloured Marine Turtle, a swarm of tiny buzzing bees and the larger-than-life gorilla family - plus a whole cast of other captivating creatures that will sparkle in the night.
Take time out and head into the Taronga Centenary Theatre to see a multi-award winning animated short film favourite, reimagined as an amazing 270-degree cinema experience.
This year each of the incredible installations and light sculptures at Taronga Zoo tells a fascinating story about wildlife conservation.
At Taronga we believe in a world where wild species make a comeback. Where the wild remains wild, and one day the balance is restored. Stand with us at Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo to become a wildlife champion and be a Light for the Wild.
Lights for the Wild at Taronga Zoo is not to be missed.
The special event operates Wednesday-Sunday as well as public holiday Monday 10 June. With only two sessions per night, spaces for this spectacular event are limited. Sessions times are 5.30pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets are $26.95 per adult and $19.95 per child, children under four years are free. Tickets can be purchased at www.taronga.org.au and places for each session are limited so pre-purchasing tickets is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Taronga Zoo is not-for-profit organisation and all ticket proceeds go directly back to work in conservation and wildlife care.
Other zoo news:
Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo were delighted by the birth of a Spider Monkey baby on February 24 to first time mother Havana.
The baby is yet to be named as it has been keeping its gender under wraps. It stays close to mum's tummy and doesn't reveal much, making it difficult for keepers to determine if it is a male or female.
The most recent new arrival is a little difficult to see at present but if you look closely you can see it clinging to its mother's tummy.
A great time to see the Spider Monkeys is at the 12.50pm keeper feed.