January 20, 2023
Published on Wednesday 5 August, 2020
We’re excited to announce our upcoming partnership with Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo.
As a primary sponsor, our partnership will not only provide funding for wildlife conservation, but will also benefit the people we support across our disability services, our foster care families, and our dedicated teams of staff.
Opportunities for our families and individuals to access Taronga Zoo, Sydney, and Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, will be available soon. Some of the benefits will include:
- Special Taronga Passes
- Exclusive behind the scenes visits
- Up-close wildlife experiences that will ignite the imagination of our customers and people
- Conservation education initiatives that will inspire and empower our people to become champions for our environment, and much more.
Lifestyle Solutions’ National Business Development Lead, Patrick Wilsmore, who’s been working on our partnership with Taronga said, “One of the reasons we chose to partner was our shared vision, values, and passion for equality, and not just surviving, but thriving.”
As part of our three-year partnership, we’ve also sponsored the African Bongo exhibits at Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. The majestic Bongo is a type of antelope native to Kenya and is critically endangered as a result of poaching and habitat loss due to deforestation. Learn about our sponsored African Bongos below.
Not only will our sponsorship provide funding for the Bongo’s survival, but will also support the African Animal Sensory Garden, and provide quiet time, early and late access, for people who experience auditory overload or anxiety.
We look forward to sharing more updates soon, as we work towards launching our partnership.
Lifestyle Solutions African Bongo sponsorship
Ekundu is a 14 year old retired breeding male who was born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, and can be viewed at Taronga Zoo Sydney. Ekundu has sired four offspring, all born at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.
Kulungu is a Breeding male who was born at Melbourne Zoo and currently lives at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo.
Djembe is an 11 year old breeding female who was born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. In the past, Djembe has been bred with Ekundu, and is now participating in a breeding program with Kulungu.
Maisha is a breeding female who was born at Singapore Zoo in 2013. She is currently part of the breeding program at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo.
Kamau is a yearling male who was born in 2018 at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Kamau is the gorgeous offspring of Kulungu and Djembe.