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Lights for the Wild: Vivid at Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo lights up for Australia’s most colourful festival – Vivid Sydney.

By Vivid Sydney

Lights for the Wild will showcase giant, beautifully crafted animal light sculptures, each with a story to tell about conservation. The grand, heritage-listed entrance of Taronga Zoo will be flooded with mesmerising projections, and thousands of lanterns will light the way as the captivating light sculptures come to life. From serene turtles to the regal Sumatran tiger, the luminous creatures of Taronga Zoo will both enchant and shed light on the conservation status of the featured animals.

When: 25 May – 16 June 2018

Taronga Zoo, Vivid Sydney, New South Wales

This year, the show promises to be even bigger and bolder when you become part of the action in this fully immersive and interactive event. Stand up for conservation with a state-of-the art wristband that lets you light up for the wild.

As Taronga’s animal population beds down for the night, the shimmering sculptures will light up from 5:30 to 9:30pm every evening during Vivid Sydney, come rain or shine.

Vivid Sydney at the Taronga Zoo precinct, Sydney, New South Wales

A great bonus to the light installation is that Taronga Zoo is dedicated to conservation. They are working tirelessly to help save 10 species from extinction over the next 10 years, including the colourful Corroboree frog, the Asian elephant and the Pangolin. Five of these endangered species are native to Australia. 

There are many threats facing their future - from plastic pollution, to poaching, habitat loss and climate change, so Taronga Zoo (a not-for-profit organisation) is using all money from tickets sold to support wildlife conservation.

Vivid Sydney at the Taronga Zoo precinct, Sydney, New South Wales