Auckland Zoo
03/24/2017 at 01:04. Facebook
It's a well-known fact that cats LOVE to sleep - and our big cats are no different. In today's Zoo Tales, find out how our Carnivore keepers find ways to keep our pride of female lions mentally and physically active!
Auckland Zoo
03/23/2017 at 03:01. Facebook
Take a journey through Aotearoa at Auckland Zoo these holidays (14 - 30 April) and discover the natural treasures living in New Zealand's backyard.

On your trek of our Te Wao Nui precinct, encounter stunning wildlife - from our 'living dinosaur', the tuatara, and cheeky mountain parrot - the kea, to little penguin, tuna (longfin eels) and kiwi, to name just a few!

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April school holidays

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Auckland Zoo
03/23/2017 at 03:00. Facebook
Take a journey through Aotearoa at Auckland Zoo these holidays (14 - 30 April) and discover the natural treasures living in New Zealand's backyard.

On your trek of our Te Wao Nui precinct, encounter stunning wildlife - from our 'living dinosaur', the tuatara, and cheeky mountain parrot - the kea, to little penguin, tuna (longfin eels) and kiwi, to name just a few!

See and find out what makes...
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April school holidays

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If you're planning a visit to the Zoo this weekend, a heads up that Pasifika Festival is happening next door at Western Springs and there will be increased traffic and parking restrictions in the area.

We will have security at the entrance to the main zoo carpark who will be monitoring and allowing access to people who are visiting the Zoo - however, we highly recommend arriving early, as in...
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Pasifika Festival 2017

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Our (big) cat likes to hide in boxes! Watch Jaka, our male Sumatran tiger, in his den enjoy a box covered in his favourite smells – a great enrichment item that stimulates his senses! #keepercam
Discover New Zealand's natural treasures at Auckland Zoo!

On your trek of Te Wao Nui, encounter stunning tuatara, cheeky kea, little penguins, tuna (longfin eels) and kiwi - to name just a few!

See and find out what makes New Zealand's wildlife so special and unique, and why they are taonga (treasures).

Plus, visit us any time from 9 March - 31 May, and you'll be in to win a wildlife...
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Visit the best of NZ in your backyard

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If you're heading to the Zoo, be sure to pop by the pig pen and say happy birthday to Alma and Neena - who turn 9 today!
Slow-growing, spiny-backed and truly unique - take a tour with Ectotherm keeper Julie and meet Toa, Tipua, Taki and Flame, just a few of the incredible tuatara that live here at Auckland Zoo.
Discover New Zealand's natural treasures at Auckland Zoo! [ Aucklandzoo.co.nz Link ]
A quick heads up that tonight is your last chance to visit our Zoo Open Lates for the summer! We're open from 5 - 8pm (last entry 7pm) and it's packed full of animal encounters and experiences - plus, tickets are just $12!

Book your tickets now: [ Eventfinda.co.nz Link ]
This cheeky cockatoo got so close to keeper Mike's camera, he couldn't fit in the frame! Have you had a close-up encounter with our gorgeous red-tailed black cockatoos yet? #keepercam
COMPETITION CLOSED. Congratulations to our winners, Katie Stephenson and Lotte Reeves!

Calling all night owls - it's our last Zoo Open Lates for the season this Thursday and we have your chance to get your hands on an Open Lates double-pass and a $30 voucher for our cafes!

There are two prize packs up for grabs - so, tag your zoo date or a mate in the comments below to be in to win.

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It's our last Open Lates for the season - make the most of the summer nights and head to Auckland Zoo this Thursday, 5pm - 8pm (last entry 7pm)!

A great chance to visit after work with mates, make it date night or just to enjoy a stroll through the beautiful grounds.

Prices
General Admission - $12
Friends of the Zoo members - Free
Infants (under four years) - Free

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Zoo Open Lates

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For years, we’ve been working with DOC to help New Zealand's Archey’s frog, the world's most evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered amphibian.

In this week's Zoo Tales join Ectotherms and Birds curator Richard Gibson who takes us through the journey from collection to release of some precious Archey’s frogs into Pukeokahu Forest.
It's the last Auckland Libraries' Wriggle and Rhyme at the Zoo for the year!

The 30-minute sessions at the Band Rotunda are a fun, positive-movement experience for babies and toddlers.

Wriggle and Rhyme is a regular Auckland Libraries programme to stimulate development of the brain and body.

Dates and session times:
Two half-hour sessions every Tuesday from 7 February – 14 March
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Wriggle and Rhyme at the Zoo

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If you're visiting us for Zoo Open Lates tonight, be sure to plan your trip around our animal encounters, to see and learn all about our amazing animals from our keepers! [ Aucklandzoo.co.nz Link ]
We guarantee this update on giraffe calf Kabili from Pridelands keeper Jessie will brighten up this grey day we're having in Auckland!
Like proud parents, our Pridelands team are working around the clock looking after this season’s flamingo chicks. Join team leader Nat as she tells us what it takes to look after this tiny flock of flamingos.
Make the most of the summer nights and head to Auckland Zoo's Open Lates (5pm - 8pm. Last entry 7pm) every Thursday from 2 February - 16 March!

A great chance to visit after work with mates, make it date night or just to enjoy a stroll through the beautiful grounds.

Prices
General Admission - $12
Friends of the Zoo members - Free
Infants (under four years) - Free

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Zoo Open Lates

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Make the most of the summer nights and head to Zoo Open Lates (5pm - 8pm. Last entry 7pm) every Thursday from 2 February - 16 March! [ Eventfinda.co.nz Link ]