Rehabilitated tuatara released at ZEALANDIA

November 7, 2014


An injured tuatara found outside ZEALANDIA’s fence by a local resident has been released back into the sanctuary, after spending 7 months being rehabilitated at Wellington Zoo’s The Nest Te Kōhanga. A member …

Make the most of your summer at ZEALANDIA with extended opening hours.

October 22, 2014

Photo by Daniel Allen

The Karori Sanctuary Trust held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday. The event saw over 90 members turn out for an annual update and presentations on ZEALANDIA’s work and conservation …

Wellington Open Day 2014

May 13, 2014


ZEALANDIA is excited to be a part of Wellington Open Day on Sunday 25 May when entry will be a gold coin donation. Wellingtonians are invited to experience ZEALANDIA – a world-class …

Solid Foundations Recognised at ZEALANDIA

April 24, 2014

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ZEALANDIA’s Foundation Members were honoured today at a special event to celebrate 20 years since the first seeds were planted to begin the community driven restoration project. Chief Executive Officer, …

Australian officials visit Zealandia

March 5, 2014

Visitors to Zealandia

The Department of Conservation and Zealandia showcased successful conservation projects in the Wellington region last week during a visit from Australian officials. Hon. Steven Dickson, Queensland’s Minister for National Parks, …

Local woman saves adventurous tuatara

February 25, 2014

The injured tuatara. (Photo by Lorna Borrett)

Lorna Borrett was startled to find the tuatara while walking her dog Dobby. She wasn’t sure what it was and phoned her partner Jacob Rosevear. ”I only knew of tuatara through …

Juvenile tuatara to come of age at Zealandia

February 12, 2014

Two of the juvenile tuatara set to be released at Zealandia this evening

It’s Tuatara February at Zealandia. To celebrate, five juvenile tuatara will be released into the sanctuary this evening when they are returned from Victoria University of Wellington’s captive incubation programme. “In the …

Tuatara ambassadors are ready for the spotlight!

February 6, 2014

The male tuatara ambassador is shared with a crowd at Zealandia. (Photo: Kimberley Collins)

The tuatara is an ancient reptile with three eyes and no penis. Its ancestors once walked with dinosaurs and it is often called a “living fossil”. We call it a …

Little spotted kiwi chick is returned to Zealandia

December 6, 2013

The rehabilitated little spotted kiwi is released into the Zealandia eco-sanctuary. (Photo: Kimberley Collins)

A little spotted kiwi has been re-released into the Zealandia eco-sanctuary after its successful rehabilitation at Wellington Zoo. The kiwi was first noticed by a member of the public while …

Lead Roofing is Bittersweet for Urban Kākā

December 2, 2013

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Zealandia is working with Massey University and Wellington Zoo to investigate a recent increase in cases of lead poisoning in urban kākā populations around Wellington. “Lead is a highly toxic …