Mogo Zoo has recently partnered with Ingenia Holidays to provide a new home for its rare and critically endangered exotic great apes.
Boasting the largest collection of primates in any zoo in Australia, Mogo Zoo will soon welcome a new breeding male gorilla and two new orangutans into the Ingenia Great Ape Exhibit.
The new exhibit will not only raise awareness for these great apes but will also provide a boost to the local economy with visitor numbers set to increase by 20 per cent with the new addition to the zoo. Ingenia CEO Simon Owen said Ingenia looks forward to actively supporting Mogo Zoo and its initiatives in animal conservation and education. “We are very excited to be partnering with Mogo Zoo, to connect the young and the young at heart with rare and endangered animals,” Mr Owen said.
Click the above for slideshow of the announcement last week of the new enclosure.
To launch the new exhibit, Ingenia Holiday’s Broulee will offer guests a unique holiday experience with safari tent accommodation and an up close and personal wildlife experience at Mogo Zoo. “The Ingenia Great Ape Exhibit will be a valuable tourism asset for the South Coast and will educate interstate and international visitors on the importance of caring for endangered animals,” Mr Owen said. “Mogo Zoo is a major asset to the local community, and we are so pleased to be partnering with animal enthusiasts that support these endangered and exotic animals. “We hope to see our relationship with Mogo Zoo continue to strengthen long into the future, as it’s a popular social spot that many of our guests love to visit.” Nestled in lush rural bushland and stretching across 81 acres, Mogo Zoo provides world class facilities for more than 200 animals across 47 rare and exotic species. Boasting the largest collection of primates in any zoo in Australia, Mogo Zoo will soon welcome a new breeding male gorilla and two new orangutans into the Ingenia Great Ape Exhibit. Mogo Zoo owner Sally Padley said the new partnership has helped to provide a new home for two orangutans from Taronga Zoo. “The Ingenia Great Ape Exhibit will help to educate and raise awareness on the plight of the great apes worldwide,” Ms Padley said. “Here a Mogo Zoo, we are committed to providing a sanctuary for displaced engendered and exotic animals and with the help of Ingenia Holidays we are able to update our existing gorilla exhibit and create a purpose-built exhibit for our new orangutans.”