Sydney Zoo facts for kids
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An artist's impression of Sydney Zoo, from 2018
|Date opened||7 December 2019|
|Location||Bungarribee, Western Sydney Parklands, Sydney. New South Wales, Australia|
|Land area||16.5 hectares (41 acres)|
|Number of species||110|
|Annual visitors||800,000 (forecasted estimate)|
Sydney Zoo is a zoo in Bungarribee in the Western Sydney Parklands, in Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Sydney Zoo is located 38 kilometres (24 mi) west of the Sydney central business district. It occupies a 16.5-hectare (41-acre) site. Sydney Zoo is a member of the Zoos and Aquariums Association of Australia and New Zealand.
Sydney Zoo was founded in 2015 with an aim to create amazing experiences for the local and international community by introducing them to a range of animal species from all over the world, while also educating on animal welfare and conservation. The zoo has formed a partnership with the Western Sydney University and TAFE NSW.
Sydney Zoo's senior curatorial and animal acquisition team includes current and former presidents of the NSW Fauna and Marine Parks Association (NSW FMPA) and the current president of the International Congress of Zoos (ICZ).
The zoo is subject to the oversight of government agencies including the Animal Welfare Unit of the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and the key zoo industry body in Australasia, the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA). The zoo's social programs include school education programs and aboriginal employment. Specific infrastructure to assist in the delivery of these programs includes veterinary facilities, quarantine facilities, extensive feed preparation and storage areas, an educational amphitheatre and disability access.
The zoo was opened on 7 December 2019.
Sydney Zoo’s exhibit sizes exceed NSW Department of Primary Industries standards by an average of 2.6 times. Sydney Zoo includes approximately 30 exhibits and a variety of animal species including exotic and Australian animals. Species held include:
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