Meet the Locals

The next proposed major project will be a New Zealand precinct, with the working title ‘Meet the Locals.’

Meet the Locals will encompass diverse areas of New Zealand’s natural landscape and ecosystems, from alpine mountains to riverbeds and sea shores. Meet the Locals will also celebrate the legacy of agriculture in New Zealand and highlight the close relationship we have with domestic animals alongside the conservation impacts of agricultural life.

There will be a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental practice. Meet the Locals will leave visitors with a greater understanding of the natural world around them and small steps they can take to help protect it.

Meet the Locals is also the perfect place to showcase Wellington Zoo’s main conservation messages:

    1.Responsible pet ownership – cats in at night, dogs on leads

    2. Buy sustainable wood from an FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)source

    3. Reduce, reuse and recycle