Auckland Zoo



Auckland Zoo has 138 different species and over 875 animals, Auckland Zoo has the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand. Find out more about the animals that live here.
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In the Zoo

Auckland Zoo is an active conservation organisation that is helping to build a future for wildlife.

In the wild

The Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund provides financial support to conservation projects in 12 key regions in New Zealand and overseas.

six new zealand regions:

six international regions:

Aims and objectives


A future where people value wildlife, and species are safe from extin​ction​​​.


To bring​ pe​ople together t​o build a future for wildlife


Since opening on 17 December in 1922, Auckland Zoo has welcomed over 28 million visitors!

While how we operate today may be worlds away from the early days, many of our predecessors including some visionary former directors, have all contributed to the Zoo's journey and its progress.

A winner of national and international awards for our conservation efforts, wildlife research, and innovative exhibits, today the Zoo enjoys the reputation as one of the world's most progressive zoos.​​