If you’re strolling through Taronga Zoo in Sydney in the near future, you may get some otherworldly vibes.
Some of the world’s best sculptors from China are helping efforts in Australia to save endangered species from extinction — they’re there to show you just how precious this planet really is.
Every year, light installations, musical performances, and creative forums take over Australia’s largest city in a massive weeks-long event called Vivid Sydney. And this year, Taronga Zoo is getting in on the action.
They are creating 10 colorful lanterns for the Vivid Lighting Festival at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, where each lantern represents a species near extinction, including the Sumatran tiger.
Giant animals will light up Sydney’s Taronga zoo as part of the Vivid festival. The festival centerpiece features 10 animal lanterns representing the endangered species the zoo is committing to helping, as part of its centenary celebrations. The animal sculptures will include a Sumatran tiger, Asian elephant, sun bear and a platypus, which will go on display as part of the annual lights festival, starting Friday.