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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 >>

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 >>