Orana Wildlife Park - Latest News [Page 1]

Ancient Amphibians Kickstart Key Conservation Project At Orana

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 9:52 am | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is excited to welcome a brand new species to the zoo – Maud Island frogs. This is the first time Orana has ever held a native frog. Six male and eleven female frogs, ranging from 18 to 25 years of age, have moved to a purpose-designed ... More >>

Orana Staff Mourn The Loss Of Elderly Tiger

Friday, 14 February 2020, 3:38 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Late yesterday afternoon, Orana Wildlife Park Animal Management and Veterinary staff made the agonising decision to euthanase Dumai, a 16-year-old Sumatran tiger, due to chronic renal failure. Dumai was the only tiger in the South Island. Park staff ... More >>

Fluffy Ducks for New Year

Monday, 30 December 2019, 9:01 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

We’re taking the ‘kids’ to the pool tomorrow – five delightful 18-day-old whio/blue duck ducklings will have their first swimming lesson at Orana Wildlife Park in the morning. Whio are hunting ducks, so the youngsters must learn to find ... More >>

Orang-utans’ Two Year Stay in Christchurch Ends Mid-January

Friday, 6 December 2019, 2:56 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park has had the privilege and delight of holding Auckland Zoo’s three Bornean orang-utans, Charlie, Melur and Wanita, for the past two years whilst a new home was created for them in Auckland. This fantastic partnership has been ... More >>

Pretty Kamili making friends at Orana

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 8:49 am | Orana Wildlife Park

Kamili, a beautiful 20-month old female giraffe, arrived at Orana Wildlife Park last night. She was transferred from Perth Zoo, travelling almost 6,000km to Christchurch. She crossed the Nullarbor desert from Perth to Melbourne before embarking on a 7-day ... More >>

Handsome Tostada – Delightful New Male Monkey at Orana

Friday, 29 November 2019, 3:56 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Introducing Orana Wildlife Park’s newest bachelor – Tostada, a 23 year old spider monkey. He’s 8kg of fur and muscle, dark and handsome (not so tall) and he’s already working his magic on his four new girls. More >>

Endangered Mudfish Move to Orana Wildlife Park

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 2:09 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Tomorrow, Department of Conservation (DOC) biodiversity rangers will transfer 100 endangered kōwaro/Canterbury mudfish from The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust into a waterway at Orana Wildlife Park - alongside the cheetah habitat! These native ... More >>

One of the World’s Rarest Antelopes at Orana

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:42 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

The newest addition to Orana Wildlife Park is the critically endangered addax, a Saharan desert antelope with spectacular twisting horns. These animals are on the verge of extinction in the wild; their population is believed to be less than 100 ... More >>

Zoofari to benefit children in Canterbury and West Coast

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 2:55 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

In 2015, The Warehouse and Orana Wildlife Park formed a partnership to extend ‘The Warehouse Zoofari’, enabling low decile schools from Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth to take part in education programmes at the Christchurch zoo. Twelve ... More >>

Festive Fun Day at Orana

Friday, 22 December 2017, 3:13 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Christmas will arrive one day early for Orana Wildlife Park’s 400 animals (don’t tell them). Keepers will play Santa and prepare a range of festive themed treats to hand out to all the ‘good’ animals on 24 December. From 10.30am various Christmas ... More >>

Orana Welcomes Orang-Utans From Auckland Zoo

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:17 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is home to New Zealand’s only gorillas … and now the country’s only orang-utans too ! More >>

Orana Joins Forces with Jane Goodall Institute NZ

Friday, 30 June 2017, 2:20 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park and the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand (JGI NZ) are celebrating a new partnership whereby the Institute’s Roots & Shoots programme will be integrated at the Park. Dr Goodall will visit Orana tomorrow (Friday, 30 June) to ... More >>

The warehouse Zoofari continues at Orana!

Monday, 3 April 2017, 3:06 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

In 2015, The Warehouse and Orana Wildlife Park formed a partnership called The Warehouse ‘Zoofari’, to enable low decile schools from Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth to take part in formal education programmes at the zoo. Throughout ... More >>

Festive Fun at the Zoo

Friday, 23 December 2016, 1:36 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Christmas will arrive early for Orana Wildlife Park’s 400 animals as keepers play Santa and prepare a range of festive themed treats to hand out tomorrow. Starting from 10.30am various enrichment feeds will occur throughout the day. The zoo is closed ... More >>

Zoo Goes ‘Ape’ Over Exhibit Award

Friday, 13 May 2016, 10:43 am | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park’s Great Ape Centre, home to New Zealand’s only gorillas, has been recognised as an “outstanding achievement in animal housing and exhibit design” by the Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA). Orana won the Large ... More >>

The Warehouse Sends Low Decile Schools on Zoofari at Orana!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 1:39 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

The Warehouse Sends Low Decile Schools on Zoofari at Orana! The Warehouse has partnered with Orana Wildlife Park to offer a ‘Zoofari’ experience for selected low decile schools from Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru and Greymouth. Twelve The Warehouse ... More >>

Giraffe Number Two Moving To Christchurch Zoo

Thursday, 25 February 2016, 4:12 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is set to welcome a second female giraffe from Auckland Zoo. Mdomo (2) is being transferred south as part of the zoo-based regional breeding programme for these magnificent animals. Upon arrival at Orana, she will be reunited with half-sister ... More >>

Christmas Comes Early to Orana

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 1:10 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park staff are celebrating the silly season one day early by planning a day of fun, festive themed enrichment activities for the animals tomorrow. Starting from 10.30am a range of Christmas treats will be given to different animals throughout ... More >>

Orana Wildlife Park Duathlon Goes into the Twilight Zone

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 3:46 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

The fourth event of the Sovereign Tri Series is fast approaching and it’s a wild one – racing through stunning Canterbury countryside and finishing amongst the amazing animals of Orana Wildlife Park in the Christchurch Duathlon but there is ... More >>

A Tall Order – First of Two Giraffes On The Move to Orana

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:52 pm | Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park is transferring two lofty lasses, young female giraffes, from Auckland Zoo as part of the zoo-based breeding programme for these majestic animals. Currently, one animal, Shira (2), is on board the 25,000 tonne SHANSI, embarking ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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