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Orana Welcomes Orang-Utans From Auckland Zoo

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:17 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is home to New Zealand’s only gorillas … and now the country’s only orang-utans too ! More >>

Orana Joins Forces with Jane Goodall Institute NZ

Friday, 30 June 2017, 2:20 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park and the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand (JGI NZ) are celebrating a new partnership whereby the Institute’s Roots & Shoots programme will be integrated at the Park. Dr Goodall will visit Orana tomorrow (Friday, 30 June) to ... More >>

The warehouse Zoofari continues at Orana!

Monday, 3 April 2017, 3:06 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

In 2015, The Warehouse and Orana Wildlife Park formed a partnership called The Warehouse ‘Zoofari’, to enable low decile schools from Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth to take part in formal education programmes at the zoo. Throughout ... More >>

Festive Fun at the Zoo

Friday, 23 December 2016, 1:36 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Christmas will arrive early for Orana Wildlife Park’s 400 animals as keepers play Santa and prepare a range of festive themed treats to hand out tomorrow. Starting from 10.30am various enrichment feeds will occur throughout the day. The zoo is closed ... More >>

Zoo Goes ‘Ape’ Over Exhibit Award

Friday, 13 May 2016, 10:43 am | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park’s Great Ape Centre, home to New Zealand’s only gorillas, has been recognised as an “outstanding achievement in animal housing and exhibit design” by the Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA). Orana won the Large ... More >>

The Warehouse Sends Low Decile Schools on Zoofari at Orana!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 1:39 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

The Warehouse Sends Low Decile Schools on Zoofari at Orana! The Warehouse has partnered with Orana Wildlife Park to offer a ‘Zoofari’ experience for selected low decile schools from Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth. Twelve The Warehouse ... More >>

Giraffe Number Two Moving To Christchurch Zoo

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 4:12 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is set to welcome a second female giraffe from Auckland Zoo. Mdomo (2) is being transferred south as part of the zoo-based regional breeding programme for these magnificent animals. Upon arrival at Orana, she will be reunited with half-sister ... More >>

Christmas Comes Early to Orana

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 1:10 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park staff are celebrating the silly season one day early by planning a day of fun, festive themed enrichment activities for the animals tomorrow. Starting from 10.30am a range of Christmas treats will be given to different animals throughout ... More >>

Orana Wildlife Park Duathlon Goes into the Twilight Zone

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 3:46 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

The fourth event of the Sovereign Tri Series is fast approaching and it’s a wild one – racing through stunning Canterbury countryside and finishing amongst the amazing animals of Orana Wildlife Park in the Christchurch Duathlon but there is ... More >>

A Tall Order – First of Two Giraffes On The Move to Orana

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:52 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is transferring two lofty lasses, young female giraffes, from Auckland Zoo as part of the zoo-based breeding programme for these majestic animals. Currently, one animal, Shira (2), is on board the 25,000 tonne SHANSI, embarking ... More >>

Orana-bred kiwi to be released to the wild

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 2:58 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Two young Brown kiwi bred at Orana Wildlife Park last breeding season, will be transferred to the wild in the Tongaririo Forest tomorrow morning. Spot (male) and Nui (female) aged 9 and 10 months respectively are two of nine kiwi from Orana being released ... More >>

NZ’s First Gorillas at Home at Orana

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 2:07 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

New Zealand’s only gorilla group has settled into their new home at Orana Wildlife Park and are now ready to meet the public! Fataki (12), Fuzu (7) and their half-brother, Mahali (6), arrived in mid-June. They have completed quarantine and Park staff have ... More >>

Valentine Baby at Orana

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 4:26 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

After a mammoth 17 month gestation, white rhinoceros Tamu (12) gave Orana Wildlife Park staff a perfect ending to Valentine’s Day, delivering a 50kg calf at 11pm that night! All going to plan, the yet to be named youngster will make his first ... More >>

Confident Cubs Make Public Appearance

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 2:24 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Four delightful, three month old, cheetah cubs will move on display at Orana Wildlife Park tomorrow. Matata, Kanzi, Gorse and Nia (3 boys and 1 girl) have received their inoculations so are now ready to venture outside on a regular basis. More >>

Christmas Comes Early to Orana

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 1:10 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park staff are celebrating the silly season one day early by planning a day of fun, festive themed enrichment activities for the animals. Starting from 10.15am a range of interesting feed items will be given to different animals throughout ... More >>

Devilish New Exhibit at Orana Wildlife Park

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 5:06 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Tasmanian devils have arrived in Christchurch! Evelyn, Harris, Brodie and Pumba (all aged 3) were transferred from Healesville Sanctuary (near Melbourne) last week. The animals have been introduced to their new home, New Zealand’s largest Tasmanian ... More >>

Curious Young Kea Venture Outdoors at Orana

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 3:23 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Three rowdy kea chicks will move on public display for the first time at Orana Wildlife Park tomorrow. The three month old birds have recently fledged and along with their parents will be moved to the Park’s 352 square metre walk-through aviary. Park ... More >>

Orana launches biggest ever fundraising campaign

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:08 am | Orana Wildlife Park

One quarter of a million gorilla themed envelope mailers that have been in storage for four years will see the light of day this weekend! Orana will launch a public fundraising campaign this weekend via distribution of the mailers. More >>

Orana Wildlife Park: Yakety Yak

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 5:24 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Five Tibetan Yaks are the latest addition to Orana Wildlife Park. The impressive shaggy animals arrived today and will be on public display tomorrow morning. More >>

Kiwi Chick Given Helping Hand to Hatch

Friday, 8 August 2014, 10:46 am | Orana Wildlife Park

The native bird breeding season is underway early at Orana Wildlife Park. The first animal to hatch was a delightful kiwi chick. Alyssa Salton, Head Keeper of Native Fauna, says: “We are delighted that a healthy chick has arrived so early in the ... More >>

 

 

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