Taronga Zoo is the nation’s leading zoological garden and features over 2000 specimens and 400 species/subspecies held in its spectacular 28 ha setting overlooking Sydney Harbour. With over 1.29 million visitors annually, the zoo has recently embarked on a significant redevelopment program as part of its commitment to research, conservation and education.

Jackson Teece was commissioned to develop the design and documentation of two of its new major upgrade projects: the Wild Asia and Great Southern Oceans Precincts.

The Great Southern Oceans mega exhibit is located at the lower end of the zoo and covers the steep rocky slope leading to the shoreline and ferry terminal. It incorporates the heritage feature of the former Aquarium entrance.

Marine mammal exhibits are consolidated into one precinct which features a new, larger capacity seal theatre and the opportunity for visitors to have informal and personal experiences with the seals at various locations.

The internationally recognised Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre will also be based in the precinct.