Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Animal Encounters ~ Wild Life Sydney

This morning we had an incredible experience at Wild Life Sydney, Darling Harbour. My boys loved the opportunity to pat and feel the animals. The staff are very friendly and encourage children to participate and gently touch the animals.

It was fun to get up close and personal with so many endangered and dangerous animals. Imagine being metres away from psychopathic predators like  crocodiles , venomous Tiger snakes and the little jail birds "Emu Chicks"

Due to extreme time constraints I have to post the press release with permission ...since I am leaving on caravan adventure holiday any time soon.

WILD LIFE Sydney opens its doors at Darling Harbour

WILD LIFE Sydney welcomes baby emu chicks as it officially launches the new Australian Animal Adventure in time for September school holidays

Sydney – 13 September, 2011 – WILD LIFE Sydney today opened its doors to a new Australian animal adventure in the heart of Sydney. To coincide with the September school holidays, Merlin Entertainments Group revealed its newest attraction – a journey through the iconic regions of Australia and the animals that live within them – as it officially launched WILD LIFE Sydney, at Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour. 



To mark the unveiling of the new attraction – formerly Sydney Wildlife World – WILD LIFE Sydney today welcomed baby emus to the all-Aussie animal experience.

The cute, striped baby emu chicks were introduced into their new home in The Outback – one of eight iconic walk-through habitats that make up the new Australian animal journey – following a unique upbringing and very successful partnership between *John Morony Wildlife Care Centre and WILD LIFE Sydney. The centre housed the baby emus throughout their month-long quarantine period with the baby chicks being cared for by John Morony staff and inmates.  

Following from their quarantine period, the striped baby emus – endearingly termed the ‘Jail Birds’ – have now made the trip to their new home at WILD LIFE Sydney where they will play a star role throughout the September school holidays. 

Alongside their neighbour – the towering Red Kangaroo - the baby emus will call the Outback’s Red Centre habitat home, completing Australia’s Coat of Arms in one iconic habitat.

On the new Australian animal adventure at WILD LIFE Sydney, visitors will be taken on an amazing Australian journey as they travel into Australia’s most famous and traveled locations. Walking through eight iconic Australian habitats, this Australian animal adventure takes on average 1.5 to 2 hours from start to finish and will see visitors encounter Australia’s most loved and feared animals as they travel to Kakadu Gorge, The Outback, Gum Tree Valley, Daintree Rainforest, Butterfly Tropics and more.

Mike Drinkwater, WILD LIFE Sydney Life Sciences Manger, commented: “WILD LIFE Sydney is more than just a new name. Our goal was to recreate the iconic regions of Australia, complete with the animals you would find in that geographical area. It’s great to be able to bring domestic and international visitors a new Australian animal experience with enhanced interactive displays, more entertaining shows, feeding sessions and enhanced walk-through habitats. Our visitors get a chance to experience first-hand the diversity of Australia’s incredible flora and fauna, all without leaving the city.”

WILD LIFE Sydney is home to the un-bearably cute koala, Australia’s largest kangaroo, the world’s deadliest bird and WILD LIFE’s monster croc, Rex! 

When: The Australian Animal Adventure official launch Tuesday, 13 September
Where: WILD LIFE Sydney, Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour (right next door to Sydney Aquarium)
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm every day of the year
Cost: Prices from $17.50 when you book online at www.wild-life.com.au. Walk-up price: Adult $35 Children $18, combo tickets also available combining entry to WILD LIFE Sydney with Sydney Aquarium, and/or the new Sydney Tower Eye experience, and/or Oceanworld Manly starting at $50 for an adult and $30 for a child. 

For more information and exciting updates on WILD LIFE Sydney, please visit: www.wild-life.com.au

PS * The John Morony centre is not far from where we live . Once I took a Baby Sugar Glider Possum we found ,at the top of my MIL's curtains, to JMC who are also WIRES carers. They had lots of rescued and injured Aussie animals recuperating there.

This is not a sponsored post but we were at Wild Life Sydney as invited guests via Hausmann Communciations. All opinions expressed are my own.

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