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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 >>

Zoo achieves record visitation

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 9:24 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has attracted a record number of visitors over the past year – welcoming over 716,000 local and overseas people through its gates. The 2012-2013 result exceeds its previous year’s record and includes a 30 per cent increase in overseas visitors. More >>

Farewell Giraffe Nakuru

Monday, 15 April 2013, 10:54 am | Auckland Zoo

Aucklanders have the opportunity today to farewell one of our most popular residents. Giraffe Nakuru is being shipped to Australia, after delighting Auckland Zoo visitors since her birth 15 months ago. More >>

Breakfast with Auckland Zoo’s tigers

Thursday, 28 March 2013, 12:04 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is offering locals a rare opportunity to enjoy breakfast at its tiger exhibit on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April – events that will be raising funds to help Sumatran tigers in the wild. More >>

Late openings at the Zoo this summer

Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 9:06 am | Auckland Zoo

Media Release 5 February 2013 Late openings at the Zoo this summer Auckland Zoo is celebrating the longer summer days by staying open until 7.30pm most Wednesdays throughout February and March. In addition to the regular zoo experience, the Summer Zoo Lates ... More >>

Zoo welcomes rare Red Panda baby

Monday, 21 January 2013, 2:39 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo keepers say the birth of a rare Nepalese red panda baby in the early hours of 24 December was the best Christmas present they could have received. The four-week-old is the first offspring of three-year-old mum Bo (who arrived at Auckland ... More >>

Kakapo Rakiura flies south to new home

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 9:42 am | Auckland Zoo

Rakiura, a young kakapo being treated at Auckland Zoo for the past three months, flies south today in good health to start a new life on Anchor Island in Fiordland. More >>

Auckland Zoo celebrates 90th with special invite to seniors

Friday, 30 November 2012, 1:27 pm | Auckland Zoo

Media release 30 November 2012 Auckland Zoo celebrates 90th with special invite to seniors In celebration of its 90th anniversary on 17 December, Auckland Zoo is inviting everyone 90 years or older to come into the Zoo for free over the next two ... More >>

Join Zoo in race to save orangutan

Monday, 5 November 2012, 3:37 pm | Auckland Zoo

The Great Ape Race – a mini ‘amazing race’ around Auckland Zoo to raise funds to help conserve orangutan in the wild, takes place on Thursday 15 November (6pm-9pm) as part of Orangutan Caring Week celebrations. More >>

Zoo offers an adventurous night out in Africa

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 3:47 pm | Auckland Zoo

Aucklanders can go on safari to see some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife and enjoy an authentic African dinner without leaving town by getting along to Auckland Zoo’s Africa Night on Sunday 14 October from 4.30pm to 9.30pm. More >>

Be a keeper at Auckland Zoo these holidays

Thursday, 20 September 2012, 10:39 am | Auckland Zoo

Media release 20 September 2012 Be a keeper at Auckland Zoo these holidays Auckland Zoo is offering youngsters a unique opportunity to role-play being a zookeeper, vet and other Zoo workers, by taking part in its ‘Replay The Zoo’ programme these ... More >>



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