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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.

Jane reflects on 20+ years telling the Zoo's stories!

Releasing Zoo-bred wētāpunga to offshore islands, celebrating the life of beloved Asian elephant Kashin and helping to produce the award-winning TV series ‘The Zoo’ (that aired from 1999 – 2012) – these are just a few of the heartfelt stories our communications manager Jane Healy has been proud to share. Jane looks back on her 20+ years at Auckland Zoo to share her memories and experiences, as well as her love of the Zoo whānau and our collective mahi for wildlife.

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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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