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Christmas joy at Wellington Zoo as endangered Red Panda born

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 1:58 pm | Wellington Zoo

Christmas came early for Wellington Zoo, as a Red Panda cub was born on Sunday morning to first-time parents, Khusi and Sundar. The odds of a successful Red Panda conception are low as female Red Pandas are only in season one day a year, so the window of ... More >>

Extensive upgrade planned for Zoo Chimpanzee habitat

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 3:04 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo’s chimpanzees will be seeing an update to their habitat in 2018 thanks to a new project supported with funding from Pub Charity Limited and Wellington City Council.The upgrade will provide an improved environment for the chimpanzees, ... More >>

Wellington Zoo cares for Fiordland Crested Penguins

Friday, 17 November 2017, 11:39 am | Wellington Zoo

Two injured Tawaki/Fiordland Crested Penguins are having treatment at Wellington Zoo’s veterinary hospital The Nest Te Kōhanga. They were rescued and sent up from the West Coast of the South Island. More >>

Celebrate Conservation Week at Wellington Zoo

Monday, 16 October 2017, 12:29 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is celebrating Conservation Week 2017 this Labour weekend with a range of fun conservation themed activities based on this year’s Conservation Week theme of ‘Love my Backyard.’ ‘It’s important to celebrate how close we are ... More >>

Wellington Zoo contributes nearly $390K towards conservation

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 9:49 am | Wellington Zoo

Conservation is the heart of Wellington Zoo and in the financial year ending 30 June, the Zoo is proud to have contributed staff time and commitment and nearly $390K towards local and global field conservation efforts. Recently appointed Conservation ... More >>

500 eco-sourced plants in restoration site

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 11:30 am | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo staff recently rolled their sleeves up and got their hands dirty to plant 500 eco-sourced native plants in and around the Manchester Street Reserve. More >>

Wellington Zoo saddened by the loss of Cheetah

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 11:31 am | Wellington Zoo

The Wellington Zoo team were saddened on Friday after the Zoo’s eldest Cheetah died. Charlie, Wellington Zoo’s 13 year old Cheetah was euthanised Friday afternoon after deteriorating health issues could no longer be managed. “We have been monitoring ... More >>

Wellington Zoo Achieves Be. Accessible Gold Certification

Tuesday, 4 July 2017, 4:40 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo has had its Be. Accessible certification upgraded this year from Silver to Gold. More >>

Wellington Zoo hosts Dr Jane Goodall

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 10:37 am | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo and the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand (JGI NZ) hosted Dr Jane Goodall DBE to the Zoo yesterday. Dr Goodall was at the Zoo to talk about the Roots & Shoots programme which is creating change all over the world, and she also ... More >>

Wellington Zoo Trust signs MoU with Victoria University

Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:55 am | Wellington Zoo

As part of their ongoing commitment to work together for research and support, Wellington Zoo Trust is formalising their partnership with Victoria University of Wellington with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. More >>

Gari the Penguin prepares to cross the ditch

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 10:00 am | Wellington Zoo

A nationally endangered Tawaki Fiordland Crested Penguin, named Gari, is heading to Sydney to live at Taronga Zoo, after receiving care and treatment at Wellington Zoo’s Veterinary Hospital, The Nest Te Kōhanga. More >>

Conservation experts take over Wellington Zoo for a day

Monday, 3 April 2017, 11:58 am | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo's global and local conservation partners are taking over Wellington Zoo for a very extraordinary day. More >>

Conservation experts coming to Wellington for Wild Ideas

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:03 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellingtonians will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from people working at the front lines of global conservation, as Wellington Zoo’s conservation partners are set to visit Wellington for the first ever Wild Ideas conservation symposium ... More >>

Wild Ideas - A Conservation Symposium

Monday, 13 March 2017, 1:36 pm | Wellington Zoo

For the first time, Wellington Zoo's global and local conservation partners will be joining us to speak at Wild Ideas, a conservation symposium on April 5 and 6! More >>

Wild Ideas – Big Ideas for Global Change

Friday, 3 March 2017, 2:24 pm | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo and twelve conservation partners from around the globe will be hosting a series of events in April, showcasing the conservation work our organisations do in partnership and empowering others to take positive steps for global change. More >>

Wellington Zoo saddened by passing of Tisa the Giraffe

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 11:10 am | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo staff and volunteers were deeply saddened yesterday after the Zoo’s eldest female Giraffe Tisa passed away Tuesday night. Tisa had a health check and hoof trim under general anaesthetic last Thursday, and while Animal Care and Veterinary ... More >>

Wellington Zoo Sun Bear Sean rescued 20 years ago today

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 2:06 pm | Wellington Zoo

Sean, one of Wellington Zoo’s two Sun Bears, was rescued from outside a shop in Cambodia 20 years ago today, on 22 February 1997. An Australian businessman found Sean chained outside a shop in Phnom Penh and rescued him on the back of his motorbike. ... More >>

Zoo’s oldest giraffe undergoes successful medical procedure

Friday, 17 February 2017, 2:56 pm | Wellington Zoo

On Thursday 16 February, Wellington Zoo’s veterinary team and external specialists performed a successful health check and hoof trim on Tisa, the Zoo’s 26 year old female Giraffe, under general anaesthetic. More >>

Beni the Chimpanzee dies after injury

Friday, 10 February 2017, 9:56 am | Wellington Zoo

Beni, Wellington Zoo’s nine-year-old male Chimpanzee, has died after sustaining an injury. Despite a week of close monitoring by the Zoo’s animal care and veterinary teams he passed away last Friday. “We discovered a deep cut on Beni’s leg last ... More >>

Things get a little wild after hours with Zoo Twilights

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 1:08 pm | Wellington Zoo

Ever wondered what happens at Wellington Zoo as the sun goes down? More >>



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