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ZSA Talk Programme

Speakers generally provide between 40-45 minutes of illustrated presentations on zoology, natural sciences and conservation related topics. Afterwards there is an opportunity to ask questions and to meet and talk over light refreshments.


Unless otherwise advertised;

6:30pm - 8:00pmGrasslands Room, Auckland Zoo
6:25pm sharpGrasslands Lecture Theatre, to the left of the Auckland Zoo shop, off Motions Road, Western Springs

Cost (per seminar)

FreeZSA Members and Auckland Zoo Staff
$5.00Auckland Zoo Volunteers, Senior Citizens and students with Student ID card
$10.00General Entry
(Door fee provides catering and donation for work of the Zoological Society of Auckland)

2019 Talks

2018 Seminars

22nd FebEmma Pearce, Auckland ZooAuckland Zoo's charming cheetahs
8th MarchSteve Hathaway and Jochen ZaeschmarSeaweek Special: Held at Owen Glenn Building at Auckland University. The adventure of a lifetime... filming NZ's false killer whales for Blue Planet II
19th AprilKristal Cain, University of AucklandFiery females:
form, function and fitness
17th MayJane Goodall Institute NZRoots & Shoots: Hope in Action
21st JuneCindy Baker, NIWAThe Secretive Life of Lamprey - The Living Fossil
19th JulySarah Quévit-PérinelleSaving endangered bird species in Mauritius Island
16th AugAmy RobbinsThe Sumatran Ranger Project
20th SeptTBCTBC
18th OctDan Godoy, Massey University & ZSA Grant RecipientThe NZ Marine Turtle Research Project
15th NovAlison Wade, University of AucklandThe human-ape interface in an unprotected Cameroonian forest

2017 Seminars

16th FebSiouxsie Wild, University of AucklandGlowing grubs & superbugs - when science & nature collide
16th MarchMoths & Butterly Trust of NZAn update on the forest ringlet & the impact of Lepidoptera on NZ's biodiversity
20th AprilKris Descovich, UnitecA study of sun bears in captivity - understanding the world's forgotten bear
18th MayOlive Andrews, Conservation InternationalWhale Tales: Natural history of whales in the Pacific 
15th JuneDave Towns, AUTAnd the world's largest temperate lizard fauna is... New Zealand
20th JulyJosie Galbraith, University of AucklandFeeding NZ's birds: benign pastime or backyard threat?
17th AugSonam Tashi Lama, Red Panda NetworkConserving the Red Panda in Nepal
21st SeptMatt Rayner, Auckland MuseumThe Auckland Museum Land Vertebrates Department
19th OctDr Krista Hupman, DOCUsing dolphin 'fingerprints' to examine abundance, site fidelity and movement of common dolphins
16th NovDr Richard Jakob-Hoff, Auckland ZooAuckland Zoo's Conservation College