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Emergency Mahi Underway For Endemic Skink On The Brink

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 2:12 pm | Auckland Zoo

Ninety-two percent of Aotearoa New Zealand’s 124 lizard species are Threatened or At Risk of extinction and awakōpaka skink is one of the most threatened. Lizards have long fallen below the ‘conservation radar’ due to current conservation strategies ... More >>

Auckland Zoo And The Polynesian Ornithological Society Achieve First Breakthrough For Bird On The Brink

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 10:46 am | Auckland Zoo

The world population of the critically endangered Fatu Hiva monarch has risen to 20 birds following the successful rescue and hand-rearing of a now five-week-old chick by conservation partners the Polynesian Ornithological Society (SOP Manu) and ... More >>

Zoos’ New Shopping App Empowers Everyone To Help Wildlife

Monday, 13 November 2023, 9:48 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is calling on Kiwis to use their purchasing power to help protect rainforests and critically endangered wildlife like orangutans by shopping with PalmOil Scan - a free smartphone app launching in New Zealand and Australia today. PalmOil Scan ... More >>

Auckland Zoo & Polynesian Ornithological Society Save Rare Bird From Extinction

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 8:23 am | Auckland Zoo

  Auckland Zoo and Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie (The Polynesian Ornithological Society/ SOP Manu) are partnering in an emergency conservation project to save the ‘Critically Endangered’ Fatu Hiva monarch, which is on the brink ... More >>

Auckland Zoo Marks Endangered Species Day With Announcement Of Conservation Grants

Friday, 19 May 2023, 11:14 am | Auckland Zoo

Today on Endangered Species Day, Auckland Zoo, with principal partner Barfoot & Thompson, is delighted to be announcing the successful recipients of its 2023 Aotearoa-focused Small Grants programme. The 11 projects selected, working to save frogs, lizards, ... More >>

Auckland Zoo’s New Partner Helping To Grow Our Conservation Mahi

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 10:20 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is delighted to announce New Zealand family-owned business Barfoot & Thompson as a new principal partner. Barfoot & Thompson is sponsoring the Zoo’s upcoming exhibition ‘ 100 Years: Celebrating a century of wild life ... More >>

Haere mai to Auckland Zoo’s new lions!

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 9:28 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is excited to share it has welcomed three young female lions from Werribee Open Range Zoo in Australia as part of the international zoo breeding and advocacy programme for this increasingly threatened African big cat. Twin sisters Aziza and ... More >>

Mazda NZ And Auckland Zoo Ask Aotearoa Youth To ‘Take Action For Taiao - The Natural Environment’Untitled Release

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 10:34 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo and Mazda NZ are proud to announce the renewal of their partnership with a competition giving youth across Aotearoa the chance to win a spectacular conservation learning prize for them and their schools. <img src="" ... More >>

Zoo Makes Kindest Call For Elderly Lions

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 2:38 pm | Auckland Zoo

At Auckland Zoo this morning, we made the extremely tough but kindest call to euthanise elderly male lions Zulu and Malik - a decision made on welfare grounds. <img src="" ... More >>

Good Things Take Time – Like Breeding Galápagos Tortoises

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 10:29 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is celebrating the hatching of four tiny Galápagos tortoises, the most hatched from a single clutch to date within the small Australasian zoo population of this ‘Endangered’ giant reptile – Chelonoidis vicina. <img src="" ... More >>

Zoo Announces Grants In Honour Of Champion Of Amphibian Conservation

Friday, 19 March 2021, 10:25 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is celebrating World Frog Day with the launch of a 2021 grants programme to assist amphibian conservation projects in honour of the late Professor Phil Bishop - a champion of amphibian conservation here in Aotearoa and around the world. Every ... More >>

Auckland Zoo and Motuihe Trust team up to help forest giant

Monday, 7 December 2020, 11:02 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo and the Motuihe Trust are working together to return one of the world’s heaviest and most spectacular insects, Aotearoa’s unique giant wētā the wētāpunga, to Te Motu-a-Ihenga (Motuihe Island) in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. While the Covid-19 ... More >>

Auckland Zoo Announces Decision To Move Elephants

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 11:55 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo has made the heart-breaking decision to move its two female Asian elephants Burma and Anjalee to a new home - to give them both the family herd they need for their long-term wellbeing. “In 2011, Auckland Zoo with the support of Auckland ... More >>

Auckland Zoo’s new baby rhino makes speedy entry into world

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 2:14 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is celebrating the birth of its first baby rhino in 20 years – a healthy female delivered by first-time mum Jamila in a speedy one-hour labour 12 days ago. More >>

Auckland Zoo To Spring Open On 2 September

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 3:16 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo will be saying a heart-felt ‘nau mai hoki mai’ (welcome back) to visitors on site on Wednesday 2 September when it reopens at Alert Level 2. “This second period of lockdown has been particularly hard on Aucklanders after such a ... More >>

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 >>





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