Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is a not-for-profit organisation under the governance of Regional Facilities Auckland (an Auckland Council-controlled organisation) and a global network of zoos focused on conserving the world’s wildlife and wild places.

The New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine (NZCCM), based at Auckland Zoo, provides veterinary care for the animals in the zoo collection as well as endangered wildlife such as the kākāpō (Strigops habroptilus) and takahē (Porphyrio mantelli) in collaboration with the NZ Department of Conservation (DOC) and support sea turtle rehabilitation in collaboration with the Auckland aquarium Kelly Tarlton’s.

Samples collected as part of the Frozen Ark project partnership are stored in our cryofreezer and includes many endangered NZ native species.