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Celebrate 100 years with us

Introducing our 100th Birthday Year!

Here you’ll find a collection of our biggest and latest news stories, as well as a special 12-part video series we’re creating for the Zoo’s centenary year.

From staff memories to key moments and milestones in our history, these videos will take you on a rich journey through our past, present and future. Check back each month as we release the latest video in the series.

Our Director shares his thoughts on Auckland Zoo turning 100!

Our Director Kevin Buley shares his thoughts on Auckland Zoo’s 100th year! This video kickstarts our monthly series focused on celebrating this incredible milestone. We’ll be talking with people across our zoo whānau and beyond - as we remember the past, look towards the future and define what a good, modern zoo is in 2022.

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Our incredible visitors are at the heart of our 100-year journey – with the Zoo being a much-loved place for generations of Kiwis over the decades.

This is a space where you can share your memories of the zoo with us over the years, and with our wider communities. Start digging out your scrapbooks and old photo albums and see what treasures you can find!

Be in to win: throughout the year we’ll be selecting photos to share on our social channels with one special entry being chosen each month to receive an awesome zoo prize.

Share them with us on Instagram with the hashtag #AucklandZoo100 or by uploading your photos or written memories, here. We’d also love to know which of your friends and whānau are in the photos and when they were taken.

100 Years of Auckland Zoo, with you.



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