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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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      • Baby Bird Season
        • 25 Nov 2020
        • 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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      • 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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      • Meighan reports from the Catlins
        • 19 Feb 2020
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Kia Ora everyone, my name is Meg and I’m a Ranger at Wellington Zoo. Earlier this month I was lucky enough to spend a week down in the Catlins helping out a student from the University of Otago, Max, with his Masters project.
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      • Tākapu at The Nest Te Kōhanga
        • 16 Sep 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • A Tākapu (Australasian Gannet) is currently receiving expert care from veterinary staff at The Nest Te Kōhanga, the Zoo’s native wildlife and animal hospital.
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      • Park and power up at Wellington Zoo
        • 19 Aug 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Wellington Zoo is on the road to building a better future for wildlife and wild places, as a new electric vehicle charging station is installed outside the Zoo.
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      • Wellington Zoo and ZEALANDIA sign MoU
        • 13 Aug 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • As part of our ongoing commitment to working together for Wellington’s wildlife, the Zoo formalised their partnership with ZEALANDIA with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations on Friday 9 August. 
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      • Djembe the Lioness passes away
        • 30 Jul 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Djembe, one of Wellington Zoo’s 17-year-old Lionesses was euthanised today after her health recently deteriorated due to age-related concerns.
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      • Animal Ambulance
        • 25 Jul 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • The Zoo has received a retired Frontline Emergency Ambulance gifted by Wellington Free Ambulance, to support our work to save wildlife, and provide excellent animal welfare to the animals in our care. 
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