Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Birthday's In November - Here's An Idea :)

Yes if any multi-millionaires are out there reading my blog and are feeling generous, my birthday is in November, and this would kind of be a near perfect pressie for me, you'd even get a 15% discount! :)
Taronga Keeper For A Day

From the Taronga Zoo website:

Truly a day to remember for any animal lover! 

Keeper for a Day is an amazing experience that takes you behind the scenes into the daily lives of our keepers and gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get really close to some of Taronga Zoo’s most popular animals.
As a Keeper for a Day, participants will be able to try their hand at tasks such as preparing food and devising enrichment activities, cleaning enclosures, feeding and meeting some of our animals, and going behind the scenes at our world-renowned Wildlife Hospital.
As part of a group of up to five people, you will be assigned to one of our experienced keepers, who will be your host for the day. 
Date/time:    Wednesdays only, from 7:45am – 3:45pm.
Cost:      $595 per person

How amazing would it be, I think I'm going to have to save my pennies and shout myself!
In the meantime I'm highly tempted to go to the Jane Goodall lunch, what an amazing, inspirational woman, I have followed her career, read her books, watched just about every documentary made about her, and have her on my list of people I'd have at dinner, whenever the question comes up.
Jane Goodall lunch
Again, from the Taronga Zoo website:
Join British primatologist and anthropologist Dr Jane Goodall, DBE, renowned worldwide for her passion and commitment to conservation, environmental and humanitarian issues, for an intimate lunch party to raise money for the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The event will include a sumptuous two course meal and refreshments plus the opportunity to hear and meet Jane Goodall.
Taronga established a 5 year partnership with Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo through the Jane Goodall Institute.   This chimp sanctuary is the largest on the African continent built to provide a refuge for chimps orphaned by the bush meat trade.  The Taronga Foundation is supporting the project financially as well as providing expert advice and support in the areas of animal management, research, education, veterinary and media. A close partnership has been established to identify the needs of the sanctuary and how Taronga can assist through staff placements and partner projects.
Date:            12.00pm – 2.30pm Wed 8 June 2011
Venue:          Taronga Centre, Taronga Zoo 
Cost:            $200 or $180 for Zoo Parents and Zoo Friends
Shall have to speak to Mr Mel about rejigging our budget!
Till next time,

Oh & PS - this isn't a solicitation for presents :)


  1. Now that would be such a great birthday present wouldn't it!
    The Jane Goodall lunch would be great too.

  2. It would be fantastic, one day!! And to meet Jane would be amazing :)



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