Wellington Zoo is New Zealand’s first Zoo, and Wellington’s oldest conservation organisation, caring for animals since 1906. The Zoo is a not for profit charitable trust, and has been that way since 2003. The Trust runs the Zoo on behalf of Wellington City Council.
We're proud to be the world’s first Toitū carboNZero certified zoo.
We're a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and follow their commitments to excellence in animal welfare and conservation.
We're also part of the Zoo and Aquarium Association - a regional organisation for zoos in the Australasian region. ZAA manages the coordination of breeding programmes and sets the level of professional standards and practice for members. We are proud to have been accredited under their Animal Welfare programme.
Read our Statements of Intent that we submit each year to Wellington City Council