Zealandia is about the most biodiversity-rich square mile of mainland New Zealand in terms of the species living wild here – and just minutes from central Wellington!
Forty different species of native birds have been recorded in our sanctuary valley, twenty-four of them endemic (found in no other country). Dozens of reptile species, hundreds of plant species and thousands of kinds of invertebrates have made Zealandia their home. Many of the animals and plants you will see at Zealandia are highly endangered, and some are practically extinct in areas not protected by managed programmes like ours.
Some of our high-profile species are shown below. Find more using the menu.