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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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      • Mel reports from Africa
        • 26 Jun 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Hi everyone! If you missed my last blog, my name is Melissa Williamson and I am a Vet Nurse at The Nest Te Kōhanga, Wellington Zoo. My day-to-day job back home involves treating both native wildlife and Zoo animals - providing annual health checks, preventive health treatments, and treatment of injuries and illnesses within our varied resident animals and native wildlife. 
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      • Danni signs off from Madagascar
        • 21 Jun 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Thanks to the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund, Zoo Keeper Danni spent three weeks working in the beautiful forests of Madagascar, assisting Wellington Zoo’s conservation partner, Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group (MFG).
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      • Mel reports from Senegal
        • 17 Jun 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Hi everyone!  My name Is Melissa Williamson and I am a Vet Nurse at the Nest Te Kōhanga, Wellington Zoo. My day-to-day job involves treating both native wildlife and Zoo animals providing annual health checks, preventive health treatments, and treatment of injuries and illnesses. This is all achieved with an amazing team of veterinary professionals and our Animal Care team.
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      • Danni reports on her time in Madagascar
        • 11 Jun 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Hi everyone, my name is Danni and I’m a Zookeeper at Wellington Zoo. Thanks to the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund I have spent the past few weeks working in the beautiful forests of Madagascar, assisting Wellington Zoo’s conservation partner, Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group (MFG).
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      • Anna reports from Maud Island
        • 6 Jun 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Every year Zoo staff have the opportunity to take an extra week of paid leave to volunteer their time giving back to a conservation organisation of their choosing. Earlier in May, Community Engagement Coordinator, Anna spent a week on Maud Island assisting Victoria University, the Department of Conservation and Otago University with population research on the Maud Island Frog. 
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      • Cutting edge veterinary treatment supported by Wellington Community Trust
        • 4 Jun 2019
        • Wellington Zoo
        • Caring for animals is what we do at Wellington Zoo and in the past year, veterinarians at Wellington Zoo have provided advanced veterinary care for animal patients including two big cats, a tarantula and a capybara, as well as sick and injured native wildlife, thanks to a generous donation from Wellington Community Trust.
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