Zoo

The Meerkat Mob at Wellington Zoo!

In 1991, Wellington Zoo became the first Zoo in New Zealand to have Meerkats. Ever since then they have been an absolute favourite for thousands of visitors. The black patches around a Meerkats eyes act as natural sunglasses – helping to reduce the glare from the harsh sun. They are extremely endearing animals, which means …

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Wellington Zoo Cheetah brothers: Cango and Kunjuka

Wellington Zoo Cheetah brothers: Cango and Kunjuka   Wellington Zoo is home to two of New Zealand’s fastest residents – brothers Cango and Kunjuka. They were taken in by the Zoo after their mum rejected them shortly after they were born at Orana Wildlife Park in Canterbury. While this might seem unusual, it is actually …

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Animal of the Week – Red Panda

Wellington Zoo is home to four Red Pandas: Khusi and her cub Ngima, Sundar and Manasa. They all have distinct personalities which Zoo visitors can use to tell them apart! Cooler weather makes for the best days to go and see the Red Pandas at Wellington Zoo. They become much more active, and will often be …

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Wellington to trial bus to zoo

The Wellington Regional Council will trial a bus route to Wellington Zoo after public pressure since the new network was set up. Photo: Supplied / Wellington Zoo When Metlink’s new system was launched, the service running to Wellington Zoo was scrapped. It will now run a six-month trial service leaving Wellington Station every hour, from 3 …

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Pride of Wellington – Djembe, Djane, and Zahra

As part of The Wellington App’s Summer Edition, we are working with Wellington Zoo to showcase some of the amazing animals you and your family can visit while the weather is good! Every Wednesday and Friday during January we will feature a new creature with some general information about the species, but also a bit …

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New feature: Animal of the Week with Wellington Zoo

As part of The Wellington App’s Summer Edition, we are working with Wellington Zoo to showcase some of the amazing animals you and your family can visit while the weather is good! Every Wednesday and Friday during January we will feature a new animal with some general information about the species, but also a bit …

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What makes Wellington’s new Chimpanzee enclosure so much better?

Wellington Chimpanzee Troops new home “closer to natural than ever before” Wellington Zoos latest exhibit upgrade was officially completed yesterday with an opening ceremony in the new Chimp Park visitor area. The $1.2m changes were made with support from the Jane Goodall Institute NZ and Pub Charity. Part of the ceremony included a personalized video …

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New Chimp Park gets grand opening weekend

The new Chimp Park opens this weekend at Wellington Zoo with a new enriched environment for the troop of ten chimpanzees, one of the largest in Australasia. The new park involved close liaison with habitat design experts, and incorporates more climbing structures, hammocks and ropes which aim to improve the primates’ wellbeing and encourage natural behaviours …

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Close encounters of the capybara kind coming to the Zoo

Wellington Zoo has announced the introduction of a new Capybara Close Encounter for early 2019. The Zoo family of the world’s largest rodents includes one male, Pepe, and females Vara and Iapa, who is the mother to the most recent litter of babies. While bookings for the encounters won’t be available until next year, visitors …

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