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Zoological Society of Auckland Events

Africa Night - 2nd of November 2014

Our joint fundraiser for Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund and the Zoological Society of Auckland on the 2nd of November was a great success, and we had a fantastic talk by keeper Lauren Booth on her time at Cheetah Outreach in South Africa.  We would like to acknowledge and the following organisations and individuals who supported us on the night and are extremely grateful for their contributions!  Please do have a look at their pages if you have a chance.

Levana Sietses Photography


DB Breweries

Judy Theron, WhichCraft

SA Shop Howick

Bottle-O Meadowlands

Kerry Baker

Bell Tea

Restaurant Associates

Auckland Zoo and all the lovely keepers and volunteers who helped out on the night!

Africa Night - 20th October 2013

A wonderful night of African animal encounters, African Food, and two wonderful presentations; one from African Safari Guide Claire Vial and a second by Auckland Zoo's Conservation Officer Peter Fraser and his latest trip to Namibia.  And all the proceeds go directly to conservation or zoological projects.  Your food will be served to you by the very keepers from  Prideland's section of Auckland Zoo who hosted your behind the scenes tours.  And you'll have a chance to walk away with a great momento of your evening by bidding on some spectacular items in our auction.

A great early Xmas present, birthday or anniversary gift; or just an exceptionally fun, moving evening of entertainment.  Book now to avoid disappointment since last year was sold out.

See here for the details.

Rainbow Springs and Wingspan Trip - 8th September 2013

The ZSA will be heavily subsidizing this trip by paying for the travel costs (i.e. coach and driver hire).  This will be a great trip with lots to see and do, and should appeal to a wide range of people.  See below for the details:

Travel Schedule

Travel date Sunday 8 September 2013

Leave Auckland Zoo main car park 7.30am sharp

Travel to Rainbow Springs, Rotorua, and arrive at approx. 10.30am

Leave Rainbow Springs for Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust 1.30pm

Leave Wingspan no later than 3.30pm to return to Auckland Zoo main car park

Arrive approx. 6.30pm

NB: Travel times are estimates only

Rainbow Springs

Has a café and picnic area for refreshments

Free flight bird show commences at 11.30am

Free guided tour through the park offered after bird show

30 min Kiwi Encounter behind the scenes tour offered at additional cost of $7

NB: Enough time at Rainbow Springs for free time before leaving for Wingspan

Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust

Free flight encounter commences 2pm

NB: Enough time at Wingspan to look through holding/breeding aviaries before leaving


ZSA members $50

ZSA members with GoldCard $45

Non‑ZSA members $65

Non‑ZSA with Goldcard $60

Children between the ages of 5 and 15 $23

All prices including bus

$7 extra for those who wish to do the Kiwi Encounter behind the scenes at Rainbow Springs

Payment and other details

Seat confirmed only when payment received from those wishing to attend

Use your surname and Rotorua trip as reference

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This will be a long day, approximately 12 hours in length

Bring or buy your lunch

Any queries :

please email [email protected]

or phone 0210375110 or 8362666 home.

2013 January Field Trip

Guided walk in Ark in the Park

See here for details

2012 Africa Night

Africa Night is back this year. The Zoological Society of Auckland in partnership with Auckland Zoo, offers you an unforgettable evening in Africa without having to leave New Zealand. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of this continent that’s so famous for its awe-inspiring wildlife.

Your urban safari begins at 4.30pm with a behind-the-scenes tour and the chance to get up close to some of Africa’s most well known wildlife wich may include lions, hippos, rhinos, and giraffe.  Following the urban safari, enjoy a traditional African dinner in the Old Elephant House - served by many of Auckland Zoo's keepers.

After dinner, a live and silent auction offers you the opportunity to bid for some unique and affordable items.  Then a special guest speaker will entertain you with a stunning photo journey and tales of Africa.

The night is a joint fundraiser for the Auckland Conservation Fund and Zoological Society of Auckland to help support conservation projects as well as provide grants to further conservation work or studies.

“Africa Night is a unique experience not to be missed; it is a complete African treat for the senses! It’s also a great chance to support the work of the Zoo’s Conservation Fund which supports a range of local and international projects for endangered wildlife, including some of the African animals you will meet on the night,” says Auckland Zoo Conservation Officer, Peter Fraser.

Africa Night

• Sunday 14 October, 4.30pm – 9.30pm (or later)

• Tickets $90 per person including behind-the-scenes tour, dinner and complimentary drink

• Bookings must be made by phoning the zoo’s Information Centre on (09) 360 3805

• Advance booking is required.  Call Auckland Zoo Info Centre 09 360 3805.

See here for full poster.

Africa Night is presented by Auckland Zoo, Zoological Society of Auckland and Auckland Zoo’s Pridelands team.

Africa Night Poster of Auckland Zoological Society

Last Field Trip of 2010

Hamilton Zoo and behind the scenes - a close up and personal view for our members only.  Limited places so please book.


2010 AGM and BBQ




at the Band Rotunda, Auckland Zoo

6.30 pm Wednesday 24 February 2010


1) Apologies

2) Confirmation of mi

nutes of last AGM held 11th February 2009

3) Annual General Report

4) Election of Officers: nominations will be taken from the floor. If you   cannot attend the AGM but wish to put your name forward for election, please ring the Society’s Secretary Christine Liggins (09) 476 5962.

5) General B


A quorum of 10 members is required to hold the AGM.

80th Birthday Celebration

Invitations will soon be winging their way to all members and some special guests, to celebrate the Society's 80th birthday, which fittingly coincides with Darwin's bicentennary.

Date: September 2nd 2009

Time: 6.00-8.30pm

Venue: Old Elephant House, Auckland Zoo

Tui de Roi Book Launch - " Galapagos - Preserving Darwin's Legacy"

At Unitec, Monday September 28, 6.30pm.  RSVP required.

Dr Ian Singleton - Saving the Orangutan

Sumatran-based Dr Singleton is the Director, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) and talks about the orangutan crisis and the work being done to save this critically endangered great ape.  All proceeds go toward conservation efforts of the SOCP.

At Unitec, Wednesday 11 November,

TIME: 6:30pm – 9:15pm

VENUE: Unitec Lecture Theatre 1018 (Building 23)

Directions at

COST: $25 per person (includes refreshments) (Unitec students $15)

BOOKINGS: Phone 09 360 3805 Visit