26 August 2014

A young Wollemi Pine, a plant only discovered in 1994 and previously known only from fossil records, is obtained by the Zoo for conservation purposes. It was a welcome addition to our botanical collection and was thought to be extinct. It was rediscovered in a secluded location in its native Australia. Our botanical team ensured that a population of this rare plant remains under cultivation.On top of that three groups from the zoo_‹_s cacti collection are awarded National Collection Status in recognition of their scientific and conservational importance.