Accuraco team members were appointed by Melbourne Zoo as Consultant Project Manager for the new Lion Gorge exhibit, developed on the site of the Heritage-listed African Lion and Wild Dogs exhibit.
This was the first of a two stage precinct, encompassing the north east corner of Melbourne Zoo. Lion Gorge was the first of a two-staged project, that culminated in the creation of the Carnivore Trail, located in the northeast corner of Melbourne Zoo. The scope included a new Visitor Education Centre, animal management facilities, and immersive landscapes which supported the Zoo’s conservation messages and exhibit storyline.
The creation of this new precinct has allowed the Melbourne Zoo to further develop powerful experiences that facilitate emotional connections between visitors and wildlife, help visitors understand issues facing wildlife and the role they have to play, and has given visitors the tools to take action to help save wildlife and wild places. This journey of ‘connect-understand-act’ is key in Zoos Victoria’s mission to fight wildlife extinction locally and overseas.