Dreamnight at Taronga Zoo to ‘provide a optimistic and joyful expertise’


These footage appear like they might be taken from the subsequent Star Wars movie, however for Taronga Zoo and numerous volunteers it is all within the identify of a superb trigger.

About 4000 individuals will go to the zoo at twilight on Thursday for Dreamnight, an occasion the place kids with disabilities and power diseases and their households have a novel alternative to expertise all of the zoo has to supply with out the standard crowds.

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Dreamnight volunteers dressed as Star Wars characters in front of the elephant enclosure at Taronga Zoo.

Dreamnight volunteers dressed as Star Wars characters in entrance of the elephant enclosure at Taronga Zoo.Credit score:Louise Kennerley

“The aim of the occasion is to assist households of sick and deprived kids of their therapeutic course of and to supply a optimistic and joyful expertise throughout what could also be a troublesome time,” a Taronga Zoo spokesman stated.

Dreamnight at Taronga Zoo is now in its 11th yr, and has labored with a number of charity companions, together with the Sydney Kids’s Hospital and Camp High quality, to create an evening to recollect.

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A shore trooper seeks shelter safely away from one of Taronga Zoo's tigers.

A shore trooper seeks shelter safely away from one among Taronga Zoo’s tigers.Credit score:Louise Kennerley

The occasion, which is sold out, offers a spread of displays and experiences, together with animal encounters, particular animal exhibits, giraffe feeding, face portray and sky safari cable automotive rides. Greater than 100 volunteers will gown up as numerous characters.

Dreamnight originated in 1996 at Rotterdam Zoo in The Netherlands as an annual outing for youngsters from their native kids’s hospital. Round 260 zoos from 37 international locations the world over now participate on this occasion.

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