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Penguins join the fun this Christmas at the Zoo

Friday, 14 November 2014, 12:05 pm | Auckland Zoo

The Penguins of Madagascar, Santa’s grotto and carolling elves are only some of what will make this year’s Christmas at the Zoo an extra special one. Join the fun at Auckland Zoo on Saturday 6 December from 5pm-8pm, and you could win one of ... More >>

Join the race to save a great ape

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 12:51 pm | Auckland Zoo

As conservationists in Sumatra race to rescue orangutans from forests illegally converted to palm oil plantations, Auckland Zoo is calling on New Zealanders to take part in its 20 November Great Ape Race to help support these vital efforts. The fun evening ... More >>

Rotoroa Island welcomes kiwi

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:38 am | Auckland Zoo

Kiwi will soon be roaming Rotoroa Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Three kiwi chicks, hatched at Auckland Zoo from eggs collected from Te Mata in the Coromandel are today being released onto the 83ha isle, and more chicks are due for release ... More >>

Team effort for turtle trio in trouble

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:44 pm | Auckland Zoo

Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium and Auckland Zoo are hoping three sea turtles that came into their care in critically ill conditions after being rescued off Northland’s west coast in late September will get the second chance at life they deserve. More >>

Auckland offered night out in Africa

Friday, 3 October 2014, 12:36 pm | Auckland Zoo

Aucklanders can go on a safari to meet some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife and enjoy an authentic African dinner by getting along to Africa Night at Auckland Zoo on Sunday 2 November (4.30pm-9.30pm). More >>

Meet our national icon at Auckland Zoo

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:06 am | Auckland Zoo

A new behind-the-scenes kiwi experience is offering people the opportunity to get up close to kiwi chicks that have hatched at Auckland Zoo as part of the kiwi recovery programme, Operation Nest Egg (O.N.E.). This experience, which is the only opportunity ... More >>

Auckland Zoo brings home Gold!

Monday, 8 September 2014, 10:57 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is proud to have been endorsed as one of New Zealand’s elite tourist attractions with recent Qualmark certification as an Endorsed Visitor Activity and an Enviro Gold award. Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance ... More >>

World expert’s SOS for orangutan

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 11:21 am | Auckland Zoo

Ian Singleton with Orangutan friend Orangutan expert Dr Ian Singleton, in New Zealand for an Auckland Zoo-hosted public talk this month, is urging Kiwis to support a petition to protect vital forest for orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos in North Sumatra. ... More >>

Breakfast with Auckland Zoo’s tigers

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:25 am | Auckland Zoo

Breakfast with Auckland Zoo’s tigers Today on World Tiger Day (29 July), Auckland Zoo is calling on locals to book in and support a rare opportunity to enjoy breakfast at its tiger exhibit on Saturday 9 August. The 7.30am -10.00am Tiger Breakfast, part ... More >>

Dining Event at Auckland Zoo

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:55 pm | Auckland Zoo

Please find attached your invitation to my pop up dining charity event at Auckland Zoo, You can't eat fine dining at Auckland Zoo but now with the help of a few guest chefs an speakers I have a great evening lined up where we will provide the dining ... More >>

The Warehouse School Zoo-fari a proven success

Friday, 23 May 2014, 10:02 am | Auckland Zoo

Fun and learning at the zoo Auckland Zoo, in partnership with The Warehouse Group, is excited about its second school Zoo-fari season. The initiative started in 2013 and assists students from low decile schools to access the Zoo’s education programmes. ... More >>

Birds fly in to new Hauraki Gulf island reserve

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 9:49 am | Auckland Zoo

Forty tīeke (saddleback) and 40 pōpokotea (whitehead) are being flown from Hauturu o Toi (Little Barrier) to Rotoroa Island today – the first wildlife species to be introduced to this unique new wildlife reserve in the making. More >>

Kākāpō Recovery and Zoo team up to save kākāpō chick

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 9:56 am | Auckland Zoo

A critically ill 10-day old kākāpō chick flown from Hauturu o Toi (Little Barrier Island) to Auckland in late March is now thriving at Auckland Zoo following an intensive team effort by Zoo and Department of Conservation (DOC) Kākāpō Recovery staff. More >>

Zoo’s own wētā workshop produces rare giants for release

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 9:55 am | Auckland Zoo

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 of these ‘Nationally Endangered’ invertebrate ... More >>

Auckland Zoo batty over bat babies

Friday, 7 February 2014, 9:38 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is celebrating successfully breeding and rearing lesser short-tailed bat twins – the first time this threatened endemic New Zealand species has ever been bred and hand-reared in a zoo. The tiny short-tailed bats (pekapeka), a male ... More >>

Celebrate the silly season at Auckland Zoo

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 2:42 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has teamed up with Tip Top this Christmas, so everyone can enjoy a free Chocolate milkshake swirls Popsicle while enjoying a fun-filled time with friends and family at the Zoo. More >>

Get involved in Orangutan Caring Week (9-17 November)

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 10:42 am | Auckland Zoo

This Orangutan Caring Week (9-17 November) Auckland Zoo is offering Kiwis some great ways to help this magnificent great ape that’s genetically 97.4% the same as us and edging closer to extinction due to destruction of its rainforest home. More >>

Auckland Zoo farewells Janie

Friday, 11 October 2013, 4:32 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo staff have said a difficult farewell to one of their leading-ladies, 60-year-old chimpanzee Janie. More >>

Zoo offers an adventurous night out in Africa

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 12:35 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is bringing back its popular Africa Night on Sunday 20 October from 4.30pm to 9.30pm. More >>

Tiger Weekend

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 11:18 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is celebrating and raising awareness of the plight of Sumatran tigers, as there are less than 400 left in the wild! There will be tiger encounters (12.30pm and 3pm), tiger storytime at the Band Rotunda (10.30am), facepainting, tiger chalk ... More >>

 

 

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