Expect the west to get wilder next week as Sydney Zoo has announced they will be opening their doors to the public on Saturday 7 December.
The highly anticipated attraction, located in Bungarribee near the Great Western Highway, will be home to more than 2000 individual animals. There will be exotic creatures such as lions, cheetahs, hyenas, apes and zebras, as well as popular Australian wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos and emus.
Sydney Zoo will also be home to an aquarium and the country’s largest reptile and nocturnal house where over 40 species of reptiles and another 20 species of nocturnal animals will live. This will give visitors the chance to see venomous snakes up close, as well as giant grasshoppers and ghost bats.
Western Sydney’s new zoo is expected to rival the best in the world. It has been designed to give visitors a safari-like experience with boardwalks, hidden barriers and no cages, and it will be wheelchair and pram-friendly.
It will also have a focus on conservation, participating in education and breeding programs for endangered species. The staff will work with the local Darug people to offer experiences that will help visitors learn about local Aboriginal history.
Everything you need to know:
Where: Sydney Zoo is located at 700 Great Western Highway, Bungarribee
Cost: Full price adult’s tickets are $39.99, concession tickets are $29.99 and children up to 15 are $19.99. Discounts are available for family ticket purchases.
There is also the option to sign up for annual memberships, which will get you unlimited zoo access and discounts.
Website: For further information and to pre-purchase tickets you can head to the zoo’s website – https://sydneyzoo.com.