The project is a major part of Taronga Zoo’s redevelopment programme. The Asian Elephant Exhibit / Wild Asia is a key feature of Taronga Zoo’s Tropical Rainforest. The design demonstrates how species are ‘inter-connected’ with one another. This allows the design to be fully integrated with other exhibits through interpretation. The visitor experiences a variety of viewing points of the elephants, while having the opportunity to simultaneously view other animals that share its natural habitat. Green & Dale provided all exhibit design and external visitor spaces. Other species include tapirs, langurs, spider monkey, gibbons, barbirusa, fishing cat, Asian otter, and bird aviaries. Central to the area is a major interpretive visitor centre and food outlet, all demonstrating an Asian influence.
Green and Dale Associates provided exhibit and landscape design, in association with the project architects Jackson Teece Chesterman Willis, at Taronga Zoo, Sydney