Founded on thevision of Bill and Sally Padey who got things rolling in 1989 Mogo Zoo is a founding member of theAustralasian Species Management Program and plays a leading role in various breeding programs.
In July 2006 the zoo successfully bred two white lion cubs. Since then Mogo Zoo has developed aninternationally recognised white lion breeding program.
Mogo Zoo says white lions occur naturally in the wild but do not live long lives. White is tooconspicuous a shade in their native environment for that. But there are greater dangers to the survivalof beautiful animals than occur in the wild.
Mogo Zoo is about conservation and preservation and in today's imperfect world it is a task whichreally challenges. On the dark side illegal animal trade could mean that a white lion skin changeshands for up to $300,000.
The zoo's conservation work in relation to the endangered Red Panda is also recognisedinternationally.
Silvery Gibbon among most endangered primates. Mogo Zoo, NSW South Coast.
Mogo is not government funded and relies heavily on business sponsorship. Mogo Zoo is out of the ordinary with staff who, know love and want to share their fascination with beautiful animals.
The feeling is catching and people came to Mogo Zoo to learn about unique animals like the whitelions. You can help too by going to see the white lions and their friends when you next GoSee to theNSW South Coast. Mogo Zoo at 222 Tomakin Rd, Mogo is minutes (10km) south of the waterworld of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.
The zoo recommends a minimum of two hours for a visit. Visit are best planned to include keepertalks and feeding sessions which start at *10.30 am and 1.45 pm each day. *Times may vary duringschool holiday periods. Mogo Zoo at 222 Tomakin Rd, Mogo is minutes (10km) south of theholiday water world of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.
Like Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch New Zealand, Mogo Zoo's core focus is it is committed tothe survival of endangered species. www.mogozoo.com.au
New Zealand GoSee TravelSmart Club member winners of family passes to Orana Wildlife Park, Christchurch are
Orana 1/ Bruce Morton, Hastings, New Zealand. Orana 2/ Bryan Cohen, Stroke, Nelson.www.GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz has joined Orana Wildlife Parks, Christchurch, Adopt an Animalprogram with a Black and White Ruffed Lemur adoption. The program is open to individuals,families, school groups, clubs societies and businesses.
All donations over $5 are tax deductible. Adoption funds go towards the costs of food, veterinarycare, breeding programs and maintenance of the animals' homes.
Set in 80 hectares Orana is New Zealands only open range zoo. Orana Wildlife Park is locatedwithin 15 minutes drive of Christchurch Airport. Over 400 animals, representing more than 70species, are displayed at Orana Wildlife Park.
Black and White Ruffed Lemurs are gentle residents at Orana
Lemurs come from Madagascar. They are an endangered species as forest clearing, agriculture,logging and mining is destroying their habitat. Orana Wildlife Park is part of the internationalzoo-based breeding program for the species.
Orana Wildlife Park sets out to educate people on the plight of these beautiful animals and to securea genetically sound back-up population should anything happen to all of the wild Lemurs.
Hazel Stone of Orana Wildlife Park says - We feed the Lemurs during a popular daily publicpresentation. We use this opportunity to deliver a conservation message to our visitors of what theycan do to help this species in the wild.
Since Lemurs are affected by habitat loss we ask our visitors to be responsible consumers.
We currently have four Black and White Ruffed Lemurs at the park. Rumel and Jerry are the
parents of Ala and Afo, who were born here in 1998, Hazel Stone said.
Ala, who was once the bottom of the group, is now the first to approach visitors during our uniqueencounters where visitors get to hand feed these gentle primates, she said.
Lemurs are primitive primates. They have evolved into at least 40 species. They are largelyvegetarians and their society is dominated by the females. Orana Wildlife Park has two species,Ringtailed Lemur and Black and White Ruffed Lemur. Ruffed Lemurs are known as the Dogs ofthe Forest because of their loud barking call. Sixteen scheduled animal feeds occur daily and areaccompanied by a presentation from a wildlife guide.
This means Orana Wildlife Park has something to keep visitors of all ages entertained for the entireday. Orana Wildlife Park on McLeans Island Road, Harewood is 10 minutes from ChristchurchAirport and 25 minutes from Christchurch CBD. Open daily 10am until 5pm. Last entrance is4.30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Admission Prices: Adults $25. Senior Citizens $21. Students - Student ID required $21. Children(5-14 years) $8.
Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-Schoolers FREE. Concession (2 Adults up to 3 Children) $58.
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Free membership for GoSee TravelSmart Club members is a prize in itself.
Free GoSee TravelSmart membership has many practical benefits like the spread-sheet fuelcalculator.
The Excel Fuel Usage Calculator and Log Sheet is linked to the popular GoSee Fuel Calculator(members just click TravelSmart Good Stuff option on the left of the Home Page and click Fuel UseCalculator).
It is designed to give TravelSmart Club members the ability to use the speadsheet over 10 fills.GoSee believes this gives a better range for a running average of fuel performance.
With a 10 fill spread calculation headwinds, hills, road surface, hot weather, different drivers andvaried loads and weights are better covered in producing an actual average outcome.
The GoSee Fuel Calculator will give accurate fuel consumption. Just enter litres of fuel used and thekilometers covered and click for litres used per 100km. The answer also comes in kilometers perlitre and miles per gallon for those with longer memories.
The GoSee TravelSmart Club now has 12,000 members and rising in Australia and New Zealand.
www.GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz is GoSeeAustralia's Kiwi sister site.
www.GoSeeAustralia.com.au and www.GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz combine to help about 9500individual visitors every day.
Orana Wildlife Park on McLeans Island Road, Harewood is 10 minutes from Christchurch Airportand 25 minutes from Christchurch CBD. Open daily 10am until 5pm. Last entrance is 4.30pm.Closed Christmas Day.
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As a registered member of the GoSee TravelSmart Club members also have access to additionalfeatures which include towing set-up and equipment videos, a variety of activities to keep childrenentertained while on the move. They include colouring pictures, mazes, word games, Sudoku andadditional games www.BYOkids.com.au and Google Earth.
There is also access to Towing Compatibility information and all members are automatically in linefor the chance to win monthly prizes. GoSee TravelSmart Club members get access to GoSeeUseful Links.
These include Weather, public toilets, GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz, Fruit Fly checkpoint information,
National Seniors, Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA), Country Fire AuthorityVictoria and the NSW Rural Fire Service, in fact all state and Territory fire services are included.
How much personal information new Travel Smart Club members choose to disclose toGoSeeAustralia is up to each individual. The only way GoSee knows personal infomation is if it isprovided to us, for example when TravelSmart members include personal information in a freediscussion forum.
As a registered member of the GoSee TravelSmart Club members also have access to Towingset-up and equipment videos.
Editors Note: To be eligible for the monthly draws new TravelSmart members must supply their fullcontact details. The Join Free TravelSmart Club option button is on the left of thewww.GoSeeAustralia.com and www.GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz Home Pages.