Taronga Zoo to recreate 'Operation Noah's Ark' to celebrate 100th birthday

Jessie the elephant is transported across Sydney Harbour in 1916 on a barge to the new Taronga Park Zoo.
Jessie the elephant is transported across Sydney Harbour in 1916 on a barge to the new Taronga Park Zoo.

2016-09-24 - Sydney, Australia
At 5.30am on a Sunday exactly 100 years ago, Jessie, a four-tonne elephant, sauntered through Sydney´s CBD. Starting at the old zoo in Moore Park, she strolled down Macquarie Street to the spot where the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House would eventually be built. As the sun rose, she boarded an open-top barge to make the journey across Sydney Harbour to her new home at Taronga Zoo in Mosman.

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