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Taronga’s Technicolor Rhino Herd Sighted At Opera House

February 1, 2014 Attraction No Comments Email Email
Early visitors to the Sydney Opera House today found themselves sharing an urban savannah with 17 brightly-coloured rhinoceros sculptures.
The life-sized sculptures of adult Black Rhinoceros were welcomed to the Sydney Opera House steps by the NSW Environment Minister, Robyn Parker to announce the installation of the rhinos through Sydney to Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and its surrounds from 2 February to 28 April, 2014.
Paul Davies, Taronga’s General Manager for Marketing and Fundraising said: “This is a truly innovative community conservation campaign by Taronga to use art and wildlife to engage people from all walks of life in urban and regional NSW in a vital cause to help save rhinoceroses from an epidemic of poaching. If we don’t act, the number of rhinos poached will exceed the birth rate by 2016, tipping them towards extinction.”
Tourists and residents alike can follow the trail which will feature over 125 adult and calf-sized sculptures installed through the Sydney CBD and in regional centres including the Blue Mountains, Bathurst, Orange, Cowra, Parkes and Dubbo.
People can explore the trail using digital mediums like QR codes to capture their discoveries and learn more about rhinos at the same time. Locations of the sculptures in Sydney include Customs House, the Sydney Opera House, Pitt Street Mall, the Botanic Gardens and Manly.
For more information and the trail map visit: www.tarongawildrhinos.org.au

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