SUNWAY LAGOON CELEBRATES WORLD ANIMAL DAY WITH A PLEDGE TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY
campaign to promote its initiatives towards sustainability.
Indeed, Sunway Lagoon’s wildlife park is unique in itself and has been long hailed amongst the animal welfare fraternity and families as a must-visit destination. The interactive concept behind the attraction encourages visitors to not only learn about the animals but to get up close and personal with these “friends”.
Of these 17 goals, Sunway Lagoon’s Wildlife Park has, without equivocation, committed towards supporting two of these goals. These include Responsible Consumption and Production (Goal #12), aimed at ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns and Life on Land (Goal #15), which aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Guests were specially invited to Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park’s World Animal Day celebrations. Wildlife enthusiasts, both young and old enjoyed a host of activities and initiatives specially curated to mark this meaningful celebration. These included a special appearance by the sun bear cub, a display by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN), a multi-animal show, a contest to name the new sun bear cub, a scavenger hunt aptly titled WAD-a-quest and a Save the Earth Pledge Wall, where visitors can mark their pledge towards protecting and preserving Mother Nature.
“For World Animal Day this year, we wanted to create an experience where people of all ages can enjoy Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park, while learning more about how they can play a role in protecting our environment. All this ties in with our commitment to be more responsible and sustainable, yet presenting a unique and exciting opportunity for the public to enjoy, especially the younger ones, because they are the future of our planet, and will take on the baton towards environmental conservation,” said Sean Choo, General Manager of Sunway Lagoon.
on 3 October.
Graced by Her Excellency Julia Bentley, the Canadian High Commissioner in Malaysia, activities at the day-long event included appearances by some of the animals at Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park, which students had the opportunity to feed and pet; a talk by Sunway Lagoon Wildlife Park Rangers and a quiz and prize giveaway.
Students also had the opportunity to participate in the contest to name the Wildlife Park’s new sun bear, and sign the Pledge Wall, which was also set up in the school compound. Students also received discount vouchers, which were redeemable towards Sunway Lagoon’s entrance fee.
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