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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 >>

Giants heading to Hauraki Gulf isle

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 9:40 am | Auckland Zoo

Over 300 wētā punga, bred at Auckland Zoo, will be released into forest habitat on an island in The Noises group within the Hauraki Gulf this evening. More >>

Orangutan trio bound for the USA

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 10:45 am | Auckland Zoo

Three of Auckland Zoo’s six Bornean orangutans fly out to L.A. tonight bound for new homes at Los Angeles Zoo and Florida’s Busch Gardens to help progress the international breeding programme for this endangered great ape More >>

Zoo celebrates release of 300th kiwi

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 12:23 pm | Auckland Zoo

A noisy little kiwi named Tīhoihoi (Maori for raucous) is today settling in to life on Rotoroa Island, becoming the 300th kiwi chick that Auckland Zoo has successfully incubated, hatched, reared and released to the wild. More >>

Pāteke to be released on Rotoroa Island

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 10:43 am | Auckland Zoo

Pāteke to be released on Rotoroa Island Pāteke (brown teal) are being released onto Rotoroa Island today – a move that will boost advocacy and educational opportunities for this endangered endemic waterfowl, as well as contribute to growing its wild ... More >>

Northland students enjoy adventurous Zoofari

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 2:02 pm | Auckland Zoo

Wet weather wasn’t enough to rain on the parade of Kawakawa and Ohaeawai schools who travelled to Auckland this week to enjoy a wild adventure on Auckland Zoo’s Warehouse Zoofari programme. Starting off with an exploration of the Zoo’s Te Wao ... More >>

Northland schools travel south for a wild education

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 5:31 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is welcoming its first Northland School today as part of the Warehouse Zoofari programme, giving more young Kiwi kids the chance to engage in a wildlife education and experience a day and night at the Zoo. More >>

Elephant Anjalee has arrived!

Monday, 22 June 2015, 10:09 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is delighted that eight-year-old Asian elephant Anjalee has arrived safely in Auckland to join the Zoo’s 32-year-old female elephant Burma. Anjalee, who has just successfully completed three months quarantine on Niue, is the first ... More >>

Rare takahē to be released on Rotoroa

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 11:52 am | Auckland Zoo

Two of New Zealand’s critically endangered takahē will be released onto Rotoroa Island this Saturday 23 May – a free event open to the public. Seventeen-month-old takahē Teichelman (male) and Silberhorn (female) are the first of up to five breeding ... More >>

Zoofari education continues to go wild at Auckland Zoo

Monday, 11 May 2015, 3:55 pm | Auckland Zoo

This week Auckland Zoo continues to welcome schools as part of the wonderful Warehouse Zoofari programme - giving more kids a chance to engage in a wildlife education. More >>

Panmure Bridge School goes on Zoofari at Auckland Zoo

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 2:55 pm | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo was very excited to welcome 170 students from Panmure Bridge School today for their roaringly great Warehouse School Zoofari programme. The Warehouse School Zoofari is an innovative three-year partnership between Auckland Zoo and The ... More >>

Red panda cub helping out forest guardians

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 10:30 am | Auckland Zoo

Deeply saddened by the news that on Monday 23 of March fire destroyed 35 houses and displaced 90 families in Fungling, Taplejung – Nepal, Auckland Zoo have started a givealittle page to help raise much needed funds for the rebuild and in return ... More >>