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Studio: Week 1

Narrowing selection field and planning approach

I plan to interact with, photograph and sketch my chosen animal, as well as gather facts online and at my local library to yield the best results. 1,340 more words


Rotoroa Island - Part 4

Subtitled – Spot the Real Gannet!

Part of the Auckland Zoo conservation work on Rotoroa Island is involving the establishing of a gannet colony. Gannets already live around the coast of New Zealand so you may wonder how on earth do you persuade gannets that you have you desirable real estate for them to settle in? 72 more words

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Anjalee & Burma at Auckland Zoo

Let us meet the two elephants at the Auckland Zoo, Anjalee and Burma. Anjalee is the younger of the two and she is just 9 years old.   28 more words


A Zeal of Zebras

Just learned that a group of zebras is called a zeal. There are just two zebras at the Auckland Zoo so they are not really a group but they are still more than one so I guess I can still call them a zeal.


Rainbow Lorikeet

Open Lates is back at the Auckland Zoo.  We made it again this year.  This rainbow lorikeet is one of the most colorful birds that I’ve ever seen.  Very aptly named.


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

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