Published in Nature on 26 March 2017

Sun Bear – Vivid Sydney

Beyond the Wharf has teamed up with Vivid Sydney to help celebrate Taronga Zoo’s centenary. This year for Vivid, you’ll find eight zoo animals depicted in LED lights: 8 critical species that the zoo has dedicated to conserve.

One of the species depicted is the Sun Bear.

Sun Bears are the smallest of all the bears in the world, but despite their size they’re strong and can run amazingly fast. Sun Bears are threatened by illegal wildlife trade, where their body parts are used for traditional medicines or food, and by the loss of their habitat in South East Asia.

Sunbear Vivid Sydney Taronga Zoo Ferry

For Sun Bears, for the next 10 years

Taronga has committed to protecting Sun Bears in the wild by supporting Wildlife Protection Units in Sumatra, and by working in partnership with TRAFFIC to combat illegal wildlife trade through their Wildlife Witness app and by funding a Wildlife Crime Analyst in TRAFFIC’s office.

Click here to see the seven other species lit up around your harbour this Vivid Sydney.