PEOPLE

There is no such thing as a typical day at Wellington Zoo – each one is different. Wellington Zoo doesn’t close when everyone goes home for the day – throughout the day, and night, there is always something happening at the Zoo. Ever wanted to be a zoo keeper or wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Zoo?

15:00

The birds are getting a second feed, and the sun bears and tigers are getting trained.

15:30

The giraffes are being fed by visitors doing a Close encounter.

16:00

Keepers start their final checks – counting their animals again, doing last feeds and tiding up any loose ends. The servals are also being trained in the Wild Theatre.

16:30

The keepers are washing up their food buckets for the day, they are also writing reports on the animals, recording anything that was out of the ordinary for the animals.

17:00

The Zoo is now closed for the day and most of the Zoo staff are heading home.

18:00

The lions are roaring, the lemurs and kea are also making a racket.

19:00

A school group has arrived to do a Zoo sleepover in the Archibald centre. They will be taking a guided tour around the zoo until about 9.00pm.

20:00

Most of the animals have gone to bed for the night, except the giraffes who rarely sleep and keep a watch over the Zoo at night.