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Predator Learning Centre
Imagine a place where you can come face to face with some of the world’s most incredible predators. A place where you can encounter African Lions, Snow Leopards, African Wild Dogs and unexpected predators such as the Praying Mantis.
Project Cost: $5.8 million (Stage 1)
Total Raised: $5 million (plus $400,000 conditional grant)
Remaining: $400,000 (plus $400,000 conditional grant)
Predator Prey will give visitors a never-before-seen glimpse into a world of predators and their prey – how they live, what challenges they face, and of course how they hunt. The Snow Leopard, African Wild Dog, African Lion and Syrian Brown Bear are some of Melbourne Zoo’s favourite residents. These animals are facing a bleak future in the wild particularly with the loss of their habitat.
At Melbourne Zoo we have the power to facilitate breathtaking connections between our visitors and these amazing animals. These connections are the first step to engaging people in saving these species. The new Predator Prey precinct will not only be a new world-class home to these magnificent animals, it will also take our visitors on the journey of their survival in the wild.
Predator Prey will have a strong focus on families with young children. The precinct will provide an emotional experience for the whole family that will delight even the youngest thrill-seeker. Our mission is to facilitate unforgettable encounters between our visitors and our wildlife so that everyone who visits our zoo will be inspired to take action to save wildlife.
Predator Prey will have a strong focus on student-led learning with a large learning centre at the heart of this magnificient precinct. Zoos Victoria has been fortunate enough to secure the support of the Myer family who, through the Yulgilbar Foundation and the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation, have pledged to provide up to $400,000 in matched funding towards the $800,000 learning centre. Zoos Victoria is now seeking donations to reach the remaining $400,000 by mid 2014. Any donations or pledged gifts made to support the development of the new Predator Prey learning centre will be matched dollar-for-dollar through the Yulgibar/ Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation Grant.
How to help
- For more information on this exciting project contact Julia White at the Zoos Victoria Foundation on 03 9340 2720