A Cage Free Zoo Is Coming To Western Sydney

Elephants, lions, tigers (oh my)

A Cage Free Zoo Is Coming To Western Sydney

A brand new, world class zoo is on the way for Western Sydneys !

It'll boast a range of exotic animals including elephants, gorillas, cheetahs, rhinos, tigers and lions in a "safari like" experience, and is due to open in Summer 2018.

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The Bungarribee zoo in Blacktown won't cage its animals, so families can watch them roam around in a large, open space.

There'll be 30 large animal exhibits, and its expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

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Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayers, says its a huge boost for the economy.

"Construction of Sydney Zoo will mean a $61 million shot in the arm for the NSW economy, and create 160 full-time jobs during construction with 120 full-time jobs in place during operation," Mr Ayres said.

The zoo will also feature an integrated Aboriginal and natural heritage program, focusing on the local Darug people of Western Sydney.

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