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      • Light-mantled Sooty Albatross Release
        • 13 Jul 2021
        • Wellington Zoo
        • After the recent bad weather in Wellington, our team were finally able to head out on Sunday (4 July) and release a Toroa Pango/Light-mantled Sooty Albatross. 
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      • Tahi the Kiwi passes away
        • 11 Jun 2021
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Tahi the one-legged Kiwi  has died recently following a prolonged illness. Wellington Zoo has cared for Tahi at the Zoo for the last 15 years and he was a much-loved part of Wellington Zoo's whānau. 
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      • Ring-tailed Lemurs touch down at Wellington Zoo
        • 14 May 2021
        • Wellington Zoo
        • We are excited to announce the arrival of four female Ring-tailed Lemurs to the Zoo!The Lemurs have arrived from Hamilton Zoo and are currently behind the scenes completing their quarantine and will move in to their newly redeveloped habitat in the Zoo soon.
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      • Dave reports on his time in the Cayman Islands
        • 6 May 2021
        • Wellington Zoo
        • My name is Dave and I am Wellington Zoo's Team Leader of Reptiles and Invertebrates. In February and March of last year I spent three weeks in the Cayman Islands where I supported the National Trust of Caymans, Blue Iguana Conservation program (formerly the Blue Iguana Recovery Program). 
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      • Lionesses Djane and Zahra pass away
        • 8 Apr 2021
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Wellington Zoo are deeply saddened after their elderly Lionesses, Djane and Zahra were euthanised today, leaving the Zoo with no Lions. Both Lionesses had been closely monitored by animal care and veterinary staff over the past 18 months due to age-related health concerns, however Djane’s health recently deteriorated.
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      • Kaitlyn reports from Conservation Volunteers New Zealand
        • 15 Dec 2020
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Kia ora I'm Kaitlyn Manu and I am one of the Zoo Keepers here at Wellington Zoo. Every year Zoo staff have the opportunity to take an extra week of paid leave to give back to a conservation organisation of their choosing.I have had the pleasure of spending two days of conservation leave with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ). 
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      • Zoo Keeper Q & A
        • 10 Nov 2020
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Do you have what it takes to be a Zoo Keeper? We asked one of our Animal Care Team Leaders, Harmony Neale about her role at Wellington Zoo and how others can get into Zoo Keeping.
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      • Joel and James report from Central Otago
        • 22 Oct 2020
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Every year the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund supports several Zoo staff members to assist fieldwork operations around the world. This year Reptile and Invertebrate Keepers, Joel and James have decided to focus their efforts on three species of reptile, the Grand Skink, Otago Skink and Jewelled Gecko found in the wild of Central Otago.
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      • Minibeasts Behind the Scenes experience Review
        • 29 Sep 2020
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Over the weekend we invited Councillor, Dr Jenny Condie from Wellington City Council and her seven-year-old son, Casimir to have a sneak peek of our new Minibeasts Behind the Scenes experience.In his own words, check out Casimir's review of our newest experience below!
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      • Zoo to re-open in Level 2
        • 12 May 2020
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Wellington Zoo is set to re-open its doors to visitors on Monday 18 May with free entry supported by Wellington City Council until 30 June 2020.
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      • Baby Tarantulas
        • 4 May 2020
        • Wellington Zoo
        • We are beyond excited to announce that we have successfully hatched 13 Goliath Bird Eating Tarantulas. This is the first time in Australasia where this understudied species has bred in human care.
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      • Claudia signs off from TRAFFIC
        • 18 Mar 2020
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Thanks to the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund, Educator Claudia has spent three weeks working in Malaysia assisting Wellington Zoo’s conservation partner, TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. Claudia has been working with Health and Safety Advisor Lynne on updating TRAFFIC's educational resources as well as assisting with some of the volunteer training manuals.
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      • Lynne signs off from TRAFFIC
        • 6 Mar 2020
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Thanks to the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund, Health and Safety Advisor Lynne is spending three weeks working in Malaysia assisting Wellington Zoo’s conservation partner, TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. Lynne is working with Zoo Educator Claudia on updating TRAFFIC's educational resources as well as assisting with some of the volunteer training manuals.
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      • Holly reports from The Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust
        • 15 Jan 2020
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Hi everyone! My name is Holly and I am one of the Zoo Keepers here at Wellington Zoo. Every year Zoo staff have the opportunity to take a week of paid leave to give back to a conservation organisation of their choice, and this year I chose The Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust.
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      • Baby Bird Season
        • 16 Dec 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • With baby bird season upon us, you’re likely to see fledglings making attempts to leave the nest from now into early summer. We often see lots of native fledglings like Tūī, Kererū and Silver Eyes coming to The Nest Te Kōhanga, but the best place for them to be is near their parents.
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      • Devil duo arrive just in time for Halloween
        • 31 Oct 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • We are excited to announce the arrival of two female Tasmanian Devils, Cassia and Clove who have recently joined the Zoo’s existing female, Dash. To celebrate the arrival of the new Tasmanian Devils, the three Devils had a special visit on Halloween by The Australian High Commissioner, H.E. Hon Patricia Forsythe AM.
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