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Day two hundred and seventy two: Auckland Zoo's new enclosure

Auckland Zoo has a new space and it is ‘strangely beautiful.’ The new precinct connects to the existing Aussie walkabout enclosure and is home to some of Australia’s strangest creatures. 33 more words


Photo of the week: Wētāpunga

Today’s photo is of a wētāpunga, a very large insect that, when fully grown, can weigh more than a mouse or sparrow.

The species is unique to New Zealand and has only survived on… 104 more words

Photo Of The Week

Palm Oil Free Bread

A few years ago the kids and I got to reading about orangutans and the way that their habitats are being destroyed as the rainforests are cut down for wood and the land is cleared to grow palm oil, an ingredient in lots of foods. 427 more words

An Evening at the Zoo

In February, the Auckland Zoo featured Late Nights on Thursday evenings: instead of closing at 5:30 p.m., the zoo would stay open until 8:00 p.m. We planned to go as a Valentine’s Day activity, but illness and bad weather prevented us from attending until the last Thursday in February. 310 more words