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Auckland To South East Asia – No Passport Required!

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:58 pm | Auckland Zoo

Kiwis can now embark on the first leg of an amazing wildlife experience through South East Asia with the opening of a new primate habitat for orangutans and siamangs at Auckland Zoo today – no passport required! The new high canopy habitat completes ... More >>

Back To Nature – Auckland Zoo Gears Up To Welcome Back Visitors

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 12:34 pm | Auckland Zoo

After being closed for nine weeks, Auckland Zoo is excited to be reopening to the community on Wednesday 27 May and offering Kiwis a safe and nurturing environment to reconnect with wildlife and their whānau and friends following life at home during ... More >>

Auckland Zoo Covid-19 Response

Friday, 20 March 2020, 11:49 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is open and the health and safety of all our visitors, our wider community, staff and animals continues to be our top priority. As a primarily outdoor experience, with plenty of fresh air, space and sunshine, the risk of transmission of coronavirus ... More >>

Coffee culture that cares for our environment

Monday, 10 June 2019, 11:11 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is delighted to be introducing the innovative Again Again zero waste to landfill coffee cup lending scheme to its coffee, tea and hot chocolate loving visitors – a move that will eliminate the use of 160,000 single-use compostable ... More >>

Zoo and Mazda lto nurture young conservationists

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 11:16 am | Auckland Zoo

Kiwi students are getting the opportunity to go bush, camp out under the stars and participate in hands-on conservation activities thanks to a partnership between Auckland Zoo and Mazda Foundation and the support of Auckland Regional Parks. More >>

Zoo Christmas comes early with birth of red panda

Friday, 14 December 2018, 10:02 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is celebrating the birth of a Nepalese red panda cub, describing its delivery, a little earlier than anticipated, as “a precious early Christmas present”. More >>

Haere rā Beautiful Molek

Friday, 16 November 2018, 12:00 pm | Auckland Zoo

Yesterday we said a very difficult haere rā to our magnificent and much-loved female Sumatran tiger Molek. More >>

Zoos collaborate to advocate and share love for lions

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 6:31 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has welcomed male lions Malik and Zulu from Wellington Zoo to its Africa precinct today, a home-coming of sorts following their births at the Zoo 14 years ago. In June, Auckland Zoo made the tough but kindest call to euthanase its remaining ... More >>

Zoo progresses its most exciting project

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:57 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is reducing admission prices as it progresses the biggest and most exciting development in its 96-year history, a new South East Asia precinct that visitors can now see being created. More >>

Auckland Zoo welcomes cotton-top babies

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:43 am | Auckland Zoo

This week Auckland Zoo welcomed two critically endangered cotton-top tamarin babies to the world. More >>

‘Love Bugs’ all the buzz this Valentine’s

Friday, 2 February 2018, 9:56 am | Auckland Zoo

Bugs are at the heart of a special R18 Valentine’s evening at Auckland Zoo on 14 February where lovers of their fellow humans and wildlife will be wined, dined, entertained – and the Zoo hopes, will fall in love with these genius stars of nature. More >>

Galapagos tortoise hatchling a rare first

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 9:37 am | Auckland Zoo

In a first for New Zealand, Auckland Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a Galapagos tortoise hatchling, and has become only the second zoo in Australasia to breed this species More >>

Zoo Brings Aucklanders Bug Lab for Christmas

Monday, 27 November 2017, 10:19 am | Auckland Zoo

The blockbuster science exhibition Bug Lab, created by New Zealand’s world-famous museum Te Papa and the Academy Award© winning Weta Workshop, opens at Auckland Zoo on 20 December for a special season. More >>

Auckland Zoo orangutans about to fly south

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:09 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo’s three Bornean orangutans will fly south to Christchurch in the early hours of tomorrowmorning (Thursday) bound for their temporary new home, Orana Wildlife Park. More >>

Zoo’s orangutans to relocate while new home developed

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:43 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo’s three Bornean orangutans will move south to Orana Wildlife Park for a two-year stay in late September ahead of construction of a major new precinct for South East Asian wildlife. The $50m two-year development in the heart of the ... More >>

Zoo celebrates volunteers’ incredible contribution

Friday, 16 June 2017, 11:45 am | Auckland Zoo

This National Volunteer Week (17 - 25 June) Auckland Zoo is celebrating the incredible contribution its 230+ team of volunteers, and volunteers all over New Zealand, make to our communities - for everything from wildlife and the environment to people, ... More >>

Celebrating World Turtle Day

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:29 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland – Tomorrow (Tuesday 23 May) marks World Turtle Day around the globe and to showcase the true meaning of the day, SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s and Auckland Zoo vets have undertaken a medical check of a recently rescued, critically endangered ... More >>

Giraffe Mtundu to set sail for Sydney

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:25 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo’s young male giraffe Mtundu sets sail for Sydney this evening, bound for a new life at Mogo Zoo as part of the Australasian zoos regional breeding programme for this threatened species. More >>

Outstanding community support provides more

Friday, 3 February 2017, 10:51 am | Auckland Zoo

Thanks to the generosity of New Zealanders and the outstanding efforts of The Warehouse staff, more than $126,000 has been raised to enable thousands of students to participate in The Warehouse school Zoofari programme at Auckland Zoo in 2017. More >>

Giraffe on the move

Monday, 30 May 2016, 9:33 am | Auckland Zoo

The transport of a Giraffe from Auckland Zoo to Wellington Zoo today will draw a few double-takes as the tall cargo winds its way down the country. More >>