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Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is home to over 500 animals and more than 100 different species. These are just some of the animals that call Wellington Zoo their home.



Species: Reptile

Origin: New Zealand

Animal fact: Tuatara don’t eat very often and do everything slowly. They live for up to 60 years.


Golden Lion Tamarin

Species: Mammal

Origin: Brazil’s Atlantic coastal forest

Animal fact: An endangered specie, there were fewer than 200 left during the 1970s. Thanks to zoos and other conservation organizations, there are now approximately 3,200 living in the wild.