Celebrate summer with a unique encounter on Rotoroa Island. Specialist keepers from Auckland Zoo and conservation staff will be delivering fascinating presentations based on their areas of expertise. All of these talks are free and will take place at 11am.
TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY at 11am
We’re thrilled to let you know there’s a little kiwi chick scheduled for release on Rotoroa Island on Waitangi Day. Join us for a short kiwi encounter with Auckland Zoo Ranger and (hopefully) the chance to meet Hākari (which means celebration), the newest kiwi chick to make Rotoroa it’s home.
This will be followed by a summer guided walk encounter, a free one and a half-hour guided tour with the zoo ranger - it's a fabulous insight into the wildlife programme.
SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY at 11am
The circle of life with Natalie Clark. Operation Nest Egg (ONE) began in 1994. Auckland Zoo has been involved in this programme since the late 90's. ONE works by collecting eggs from wild nests, incubating and hatching them in captivity and keeping them in a crèche facility until ready for release. Currently 51 chicks have been released through this programme.
Natalie Clark has been a Bird Keeper at Auckland Zoo for 10 years. Natalie has been privileged to have been part of the Operation Nest Egg team during this time and she now co-ordinates Auckland Zoo's ONE project.
SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY at 11am
A look at Auckland Zoo's recent involvement with Rotoroa and other Hauraki Gulf islands with Ian Fraser. Come and learn about the Zoo's work in the Gulf, and what makes the Rotoroa Island wildlife programme a bit different.
Ian is Auckland Zoo's Field Conservation Manager, overseeing the Zoo's field conservation programme and Conservation Fund since 2013.
All events are free to attend and don't require reservation. Book your ferry tickets now!