Our award-winning Zoo, proudly CarboNZero, is at the leading-edge of wildlife research, conservation work, education programmes, and innovative exhibits. We work together, with our colleagues and our communities, to foster discovery of the natural world, inspire action for wildlife and create hope for its future. We lead by example, with optimism, with expertise and with passion. 

Part of a global network of zoos, Auckland Zoo has evolved to become an active conservation organisation. As well as caring for the wildlife in the Zoo, we use Zoo resources and expertise to help conserve wildlife in wild places in New Zealand and all over the world.

Every day we find new ways to engage our visitors in the wonders of the natural world. By providing unique learning opportunities, we encourage and empower our community to protect wildlife through their actions. We continuously invest in our team and our facilities to create extraordinary experiences and minimize our environmental footprint.

I could go to Auckland Zoo every day with or without my two-year-old. We love the Zoo!

Key statistics  

  • A leading New Zealand centre for wildlife conservation
  • Internationally recognised breeding programmes for critically endangered species
  • More than 700,000 visitors a year, 91% satisfaction rating
  • Contributes more than 10,000 hours a year working with conservation partners
  • 81% of Aucklanders say the Zoo enhances their appreciation of wildlife

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Conservation highlights

  • Last year, 103 Zoo staff, interns and volunteers dedicated 8,111 hours to 41 conservation field projects
  • 80 wetapunga were released onto Otata Island in the Noises Group
  • 60 critically endangered Archey’s frogs were released into the Pureora Forest Park
  • A record 19 Coromandel brown kiwi chicks were reared and released to safe havens 
  • Three African greater flamingo chicks were successfully bred in one breeding season

Being a keeper is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have - not only because we work with these amazing animals, but also we're in a position to educate the public about conservation issues and how they can help wildlife.

Anuradha Jayasinghe, Primate Keeper