Taronga Zoo has a brilliant plan to save endangered animals.
As part of the Vivid Sydney festival of light and wonder, the famous harbour-side zoo is holding two special nightly sessions from Friday May 26 until Saturday June 17, 2017.
Lights for the Wild is an interactive show centred around giant animal light sculptures of a magnificent Sumatran tiger, a vivid marine turtle and a swarm of bees, among other spectacles. The 20m Port Jackson shark sculpture, for example, is so enormous, you’ll be able to walk through its jaws.
If you didn’t take a picture, it didn’t happen right? That’s where Gorillagram comes in. Get your phone out and work those angles with two large and interactive silverback gorilla light sculptures. Post a selfie on social media and spread the zoo’s conservation message.
And a heads up: a floating stingray, painstakingly crafted from recycled milk bottles donated by schools and businesses, will make its debut at the zoo. Its graceful presence is a reminder of how important it is to recycle plastic and keep the oceans clean.
Taronga Zoo aims to save 10 critically endangered species from extinction during the next 10 years. Each well-lit installation tells a story about the need to conserve endangered species before it is too late. And every dollar from ticket sales contributes to work in conservation and wildlife care.
This is an event you won’t want to miss. It’s gonna be lit!
Feature Image: Vivid Sydney
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