South African Tourism partners up with Taronga Zoo

South African Tourism partners up with Taronga Zoo

South African Tourism has teamed up with Taronga Zoo on an array of exciting experiences for the school holidays, plus the chance to win an unforgettable trip for a family of four to South Africa to see rhinos, lions and other charismatic animals in the wild.

To celebrate the partnership, four hand-painted rhino statues have made themselves at home at Taronga Zoo Sydney showcasing winning artworks from the zoo’s guests and zoo friends.

Throughout the month, guests can collect a complimentary lion hat at either of Taronga’s two zoos and embark on the Wild Safari trail with their own bespoke map encouraging little adventurers to crack the code and learn more about some of Taronga and South Africa’s incredible animals and eco-tourism practices.

A Savannah Safari Passport – jam-packed with fascinating facts about the Savannah – awaits those who complete the trail as well as a code word to go in the draw to win an unforgettable trip to South Africa valued at $34,000.

The best part? Thanks to South African Tourism, one lucky family of four will get the chance to see South Africa’s majestic animals in the wild and learn more about ongoing conservation efforts aimed at securing their future.

There are three unique ways and chances to enter; simply head online to taronga.org.au, complete the Wild Safari trail to uncover the codeword or get creative and pose for a photo, whether it be with a statue or plush toy at Taronga Zoo Sydney or a living Rhino at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

“These school holidays are set to be an absolute hive of activity thanks to South African Tourism Zoo Month,” Leila Davis, Taronga’s divisional director of marketing, communications and fundraising said.

“With so much on offer for big and little kids alike, it really is an opportunity to marvel at Africa’s incredible wildlife whilst learning about the efforts saving their species in the wild.

“We know that forging connections between people and wildlife is a crucial tool in empowering individuals to act. We’re so proud to be partnering with South African Tourism to shine a light on ethical tourism and the impact it can have on conservation.”

Yana Shvarts, South African Tourism’s acting hub head said the company shares Taronga’s belief that all of us have a responsibility to protect the world’s wildlife.

“It’s a privilege to work with Taronga to immerse the next generation of conscious travellers in the wonders of South African wildlife, impart sustainable travel tips, and inform them of the unique conservation experiences on offer in the destination,” Shvarts said.

“Even just visiting one of our game reserves and seeing animals in the wild contributes to critical preservation efforts – and it’s truly a sight to behold.”

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