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Sarah Ell, Aja Pendergrast & Jane Healy

Auckland Zoo 100 Years 100 Stories

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Auckland Zoo: 100 Years, 100 Stories tells the fascinating story of how the Zoo has evolved from its early days as a ‘living museum’ into a modern zoo that takes an active role in conserving wildlife in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world.

It showcases the Zoo’s rich and colourful history: from its fraught origins in Onehunga (with complaints of roaring lions!) to its established home in Western Springs — a stunning green oasis that generations of Kiwis have grown to experience and love.

Within this book, you’ll discover a diverse collection of captivating stories — personal accounts of former staff and their families who lived within the Zoo grounds; tales of unexpected animal adventures; the stories behind beloved heritage features like Cedric the dragon; day-to-day life at the Zoo (how do you anaesthetise a flamingo?); plus insights into the groundbreaking conservation work by the Zoo and its partners.

All profits from the sale of this book will go towards Auckland Zoo’s wildlife conservation work here in Aotearoa and across the globe.

ISBN 9780473648084

336 pages, 245 mm x 190 mm

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