Taronga reptiles find a new home



A new purpose-built amphibian and reptile conservation centre at Mosman’s Taronga Zoo has been given the greenlight by the NSW Government.

The state and privately funded facility will ensure the ongoing welfare of unique and endangered Australian species.

Minister for Planning and Homes, Anthony Roberts, said the facility will be a ‘drawcard for tourists and locals’. It will provide them the opportunity to be in close contact with reptiles and frogs while learning about the conservation works conducted by the zoo to help protect the species.

An onsite wildlife hospital will replace the zoo’s old popular Reptile World, allowing Taronga Zoo staff to continue their important work leading conservation efforts and providing care for more than 4,000 animals.

Environment Minister, James Griffin, says he is ‘pleased to be able to support them in their efforts to remain on the cutting edge of conservation’.

Construction is expected to begin in mid-2022.

Jess Clarke, Journalist, North Shore Living Magazine

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