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Creature Comforts at Taronga Zoo. Print

August 1, 2008

Taronga Zoo enjoys a breathtaking location, along Sydney Harbour’s beautiful waterfront, offering stunning views to Sydney Cove, the Harbour Bridge and the iconic Opera House.

Home to Australia’s finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species, Taronga Zoo amazes, delights and educates more than 1.3 million visitors each year, of all ages and from all corners of the world.

From the recent arrival of the shy baby boy Chimpanzee, ‘Sule’ to the spectacular new 1.2 hectare Great Southern Oceans, there’s always something new and exciting to see at Taronga Zoo.

Great Southern Oceans offers visitors the chance to see precious Sea Lions, Fur Seals, Penguins and Pelicans, as well as Brooke, the only Leopard Seal cared for in a zoo anywhere in the world, while learning about marine conservation.

Taronga Zoo is dedicated to public education, conservation and of course, the wellbeing of every resident! When it comes to ‘creature comforts’, regulating air flow plays a vital role in ensuring the optimum environment for many animals.

“Modern zoos use a range of technologies to help replicate the natural habitats and environments for many species;” says Taronga Zoo Media Relations Officer, Danielle McGill, “this includes infra-red heat lamps in the Meerkat exhibits to fans in the Gorilla and Elephant houses to help manage the air flow for the pampered residents.”

Fantech is proud to have been chosen to supply Ventilation Fans in the new Gorilla and Elephant enclosures. A mix of axial flow and inline centrifugal fans were installed in the Elephant enclosure, around 18 months ahead of the elephants’ arrival in Sydney via the Cocos Islands.

The more recent Monkey enclosure heating system required a specially designed and built duct mounted mixed-flow fan. As Sydney Fantech’s Sales Engineer Peter Hanna says “Additional precaution was taken to preclude corrosion, as Taronga Park is right on the harbour and can be subject to airborne seaspray.”

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