THIS WEEK AT THE ZOO

Every day at the Zoo we have special animal talks and demonstrations to make your visit more fun and to help you learn more about the fascinating creatures that live at Wellington Zoo. Come and see an otter being trained to step on scales, learn all about the spiders that live in your home or see how many fish a pelican can eat at once.

Before you visit, book a Close Encounter so you can have an intimate, interactive experience with some of our most engaging animals.

  Monday
2/02/2015
Tuesday
3/02/2015
Wednesday
4/02/2015
Thursday
5/02/2015
Friday
6/02/2015
Saturday
7/02/2015
Sunday
8/02/2015
10:00am
Monkey Talk
When:
2/02/2015
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Where:
Squirrel Monkeys
Meet the monkey marvels at Wellington Zoo! Learn about our new world primates: Cotton Top Tamarins, Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchins and Spider Monkeys (species varies each talk).
Monkey Talk
When:
3/02/2015
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Where:
Squirrel Monkeys
Meet the monkey marvels at Wellington Zoo! Learn about our new world primates: Cotton Top Tamarins, Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchins and Spider Monkeys (species varies each talk).
Monkey Talk
When:
4/02/2015
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Where:
Squirrel Monkeys
Meet the monkey marvels at Wellington Zoo! Learn about our new world primates: Cotton Top Tamarins, Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchins and Spider Monkeys (species varies each talk).
Monkey Talk
When:
5/02/2015
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Where:
Squirrel Monkeys
Meet the monkey marvels at Wellington Zoo! Learn about our new world primates: Cotton Top Tamarins, Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchins and Spider Monkeys (species varies each talk).
Monkey Talk
When:
6/02/2015
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Where:
Squirrel Monkeys
Meet the monkey marvels at Wellington Zoo! Learn about our new world primates: Cotton Top Tamarins, Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchins and Spider Monkeys (species varies each talk).
Monkey Talk
When:
7/02/2015
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Where:
Squirrel Monkeys
Meet the monkey marvels at Wellington Zoo! Learn about our new world primates: Cotton Top Tamarins, Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchins and Spider Monkeys (species varies each talk).
Monkey Talk
When:
8/02/2015
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Where:
Squirrel Monkeys
Meet the monkey marvels at Wellington Zoo! Learn about our new world primates: Cotton Top Tamarins, Squirrel Monkeys, Capuchins and Spider Monkeys (species varies each talk).
10:15am
Kiwi Story Time
When:
2/02/2015
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Where:
Conservation Corner
Join our Visitor Rangers for story time. Hear a story about Kiwi, find out more about them, and get some tips for seeing them in our Twilight House. Perfect for kids!
Kiwi Story Time
When:
3/02/2015
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Where:
Conservation Corner
Join our Visitor Rangers for story time. Hear a story about Kiwi, find out more about them, and get some tips for seeing them in our Twilight House. Perfect for kids!
Kiwi Story Time
When:
4/02/2015
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Where:
Conservation Corner
Join our Visitor Rangers for story time. Hear a story about Kiwi, find out more about them, and get some tips for seeing them in our Twilight House. Perfect for kids!
Kiwi Story Time
When:
5/02/2015
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Where:
Conservation Corner
Join our Visitor Rangers for story time. Hear a story about Kiwi, find out more about them, and get some tips for seeing them in our Twilight House. Perfect for kids!
Kiwi Story Time
When:
6/02/2015
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Where:
Conservation Corner
Join our Visitor Rangers for story time. Hear a story about Kiwi, find out more about them, and get some tips for seeing them in our Twilight House. Perfect for kids!
Kiwi Story Time
When:
7/02/2015
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Where:
Conservation Corner
Join our Visitor Rangers for story time. Hear a story about Kiwi, find out more about them, and get some tips for seeing them in our Twilight House. Perfect for kids!
Kiwi Story Time
When:
8/02/2015
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Where:
Conservation Corner
Join our Visitor Rangers for story time. Hear a story about Kiwi, find out more about them, and get some tips for seeing them in our Twilight House. Perfect for kids!
10:30am              
10:45am
Tiger Talk
When:
2/02/2015
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where:
Sumatran Tigers
Get up close and learn all about our beautiful Sumatran Tigers – Rokan, Senja and Bashii.
Tiger Talk
When:
3/02/2015
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where:
Sumatran Tigers
Get up close and learn all about our beautiful Sumatran Tigers – Rokan, Senja and Bashii.
Tiger Talk
When:
4/02/2015
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where:
Sumatran Tigers
Get up close and learn all about our beautiful Sumatran Tigers – Rokan, Senja and Bashii.
Tiger Talk
When:
5/02/2015
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where:
Sumatran Tigers
Get up close and learn all about our beautiful Sumatran Tigers – Rokan, Senja and Bashii.
Tiger Talk
When:
6/02/2015
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where:
Sumatran Tigers
Get up close and learn all about our beautiful Sumatran Tigers – Rokan, Senja and Bashii.
Tiger Talk
When:
7/02/2015
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where:
Sumatran Tigers
Get up close and learn all about our beautiful Sumatran Tigers – Rokan, Senja and Bashii.
Tiger Talk
When:
8/02/2015
10:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where:
Sumatran Tigers
Get up close and learn all about our beautiful Sumatran Tigers – Rokan, Senja and Bashii.
11:00am              
11:15am
Vets in The Nest
When:
2/02/2015
11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where:
The Nest - Te Kohanga
Watch our amazing vets perform fascinating live procedures every day at The Nest – Te Kōhanga. Whether it’s a blue penguin with an injured flipper or a red panda with a sore tooth, we’ll talk you through every step of the process and answer any question you may have.
Vets in The Nest
When:
3/02/2015
11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where:
The Nest - Te Kohanga
Watch our amazing vets perform fascinating live procedures every day at The Nest – Te Kōhanga. Whether it’s a blue penguin with an injured flipper or a red panda with a sore tooth, we’ll talk you through every step of the process and answer any question you may have.
Vets in The Nest
When:
4/02/2015
11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where:
The Nest - Te Kohanga
Watch our amazing vets perform fascinating live procedures every day at The Nest – Te Kōhanga. Whether it’s a blue penguin with an injured flipper or a red panda with a sore tooth, we’ll talk you through every step of the process and answer any question you may have.
Vets in The Nest
When:
5/02/2015
11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where:
The Nest - Te Kohanga
Watch our amazing vets perform fascinating live procedures every day at The Nest – Te Kōhanga. Whether it’s a blue penguin with an injured flipper or a red panda with a sore tooth, we’ll talk you through every step of the process and answer any question you may have.
Vets in The Nest
When:
6/02/2015
11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where:
The Nest - Te Kohanga
Watch our amazing vets perform fascinating live procedures every day at The Nest – Te Kōhanga. Whether it’s a blue penguin with an injured flipper or a red panda with a sore tooth, we’ll talk you through every step of the process and answer any question you may have.
Vets in The Nest
When:
7/02/2015
11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where:
The Nest - Te Kohanga
Watch our amazing vets perform fascinating live procedures every day at The Nest – Te Kōhanga. Whether it’s a blue penguin with an injured flipper or a red panda with a sore tooth, we’ll talk you through every step of the process and answer any question you may have.
Vets in The Nest
When:
8/02/2015
11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Where:
The Nest - Te Kohanga
Watch our amazing vets perform fascinating live procedures every day at The Nest – Te Kōhanga. Whether it’s a blue penguin with an injured flipper or a red panda with a sore tooth, we’ll talk you through every step of the process and answer any question you may have.
11:30am
Superheroes of Hero HQ
When:
2/02/2015
11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Where:
Hero HQ
Find out more about the amazing animals that live at Hero HQ, and learn how to be a superhero for the creatures in your own backyard!
Superheroes of Hero HQ
When:
3/02/2015
11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Where:
Hero HQ
Find out more about the amazing animals that live at Hero HQ, and learn how to be a superhero for the creatures in your own backyard!
Superheroes of Hero HQ
When:
4/02/2015
11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Where:
Hero HQ
Find out more about the amazing animals that live at Hero HQ, and learn how to be a superhero for the creatures in your own backyard!
Superheroes of Hero HQ
When:
5/02/2015
11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Where:
Hero HQ
Find out more about the amazing animals that live at Hero HQ, and learn how to be a superhero for the creatures in your own backyard!
Superheroes of Hero HQ
When:
6/02/2015
11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Where:
Hero HQ
Find out more about the amazing animals that live at Hero HQ, and learn how to be a superhero for the creatures in your own backyard!
Superheroes of Hero HQ
When:
7/02/2015
11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Where:
Hero HQ
Find out more about the amazing animals that live at Hero HQ, and learn how to be a superhero for the creatures in your own backyard!
Superheroes of Hero HQ
When:
8/02/2015
11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Where:
Hero HQ
Find out more about the amazing animals that live at Hero HQ, and learn how to be a superhero for the creatures in your own backyard!
11:45am              
12:00pm
Wild Theatre Animals
When:
2/02/2015
12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where:
The Wild Theatre
Come along and see how we train our amazing animals at Wellington Zoo! Meet some of the animals up close and watch them in action.
Wild Theatre Animals
When:
3/02/2015
12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where:
The Wild Theatre
Come along and see how we train our amazing animals at Wellington Zoo! Meet some of the animals up close and watch them in action.
Wild Theatre Animals
When:
4/02/2015
12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where:
The Wild Theatre
Come along and see how we train our amazing animals at Wellington Zoo! Meet some of the animals up close and watch them in action.
Wild Theatre Animals
When:
5/02/2015
12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where:
The Wild Theatre
Come along and see how we train our amazing animals at Wellington Zoo! Meet some of the animals up close and watch them in action.
Wild Theatre Animals
When:
6/02/2015
12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where:
The Wild Theatre
Come along and see how we train our amazing animals at Wellington Zoo! Meet some of the animals up close and watch them in action.
Wild Theatre Animals
When:
7/02/2015
12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where:
The Wild Theatre
Come along and see how we train our amazing animals at Wellington Zoo! Meet some of the animals up close and watch them in action.
Wild Theatre Animals
When:
8/02/2015
12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.
Where:
The Wild Theatre
Come along and see how we train our amazing animals at Wellington Zoo! Meet some of the animals up close and watch them in action.
12:15pm              
12:30pm
Chimpanzee Talk
When:
2/02/2015
12:30 p.m.-1:40 p.m.
Where:
Chimpanzees
Learn more about our Chimpanzees at this fun and engaging talk.
Chimpanzee Talk
When:
3/02/2015
12:30 p.m.-1:40 p.m.
Where:
Chimpanzees
Learn more about our Chimpanzees at this fun and engaging talk.
Chimpanzee Talk
When:
4/02/2015
12:30 p.m.-1:40 p.m.
Where:
Chimpanzees
Learn more about our Chimpanzees at this fun and engaging talk.
Chimpanzee Talk
When:
5/02/2015
12:30 p.m.-1:40 p.m.
Where:
Chimpanzees
Learn more about our Chimpanzees at this fun and engaging talk.
Chimpanzee Talk
When:
6/02/2015
12:30 p.m.-1:40 p.m.
Where:
Chimpanzees
Learn more about our Chimpanzees at this fun and engaging talk.
Chimpanzee Talk
When:
7/02/2015
12:30 p.m.-1:40 p.m.
Where:
Chimpanzees
Learn more about our Chimpanzees at this fun and engaging talk.
Chimpanzee Talk
When:
8/02/2015
12:30 p.m.-1:40 p.m.
Where:
Chimpanzees
Learn more about our Chimpanzees at this fun and engaging talk.
12:45pm              
1:00pm
Giraffe Talk
When:
2/02/2015
1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where:
Giraffes
Get eye level with our Giraffes, Tisa and Zahara – and you might even get to hand-feed them some of their favourite browse.
Giraffe Talk
When:
3/02/2015
1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where:
Giraffes
Get eye level with our Giraffes, Tisa and Zahara – and you might even get to hand-feed them some of their favourite browse.
Giraffe Talk
When:
4/02/2015
1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where:
Giraffes
Get eye level with our Giraffes, Tisa and Zahara – and you might even get to hand-feed them some of their favourite browse.
Giraffe Talk
When:
5/02/2015
1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where:
Giraffes
Get eye level with our Giraffes, Tisa and Zahara – and you might even get to hand-feed them some of their favourite browse.
Giraffe Talk
When:
6/02/2015
1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where:
Giraffes
Get eye level with our Giraffes, Tisa and Zahara – and you might even get to hand-feed them some of their favourite browse.
Giraffe Talk
When:
7/02/2015
1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where:
Giraffes
Get eye level with our Giraffes, Tisa and Zahara – and you might even get to hand-feed them some of their favourite browse.
Giraffe Talk
When:
8/02/2015
1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where:
Giraffes
Get eye level with our Giraffes, Tisa and Zahara – and you might even get to hand-feed them some of their favourite browse.
1:15pm              
1:30pm
Tasmanian Devil Talk
When:
2/02/2015
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Where:
Neighbours
Come and meet our four feisty new residents!
Tasmanian Devil Talk
When:
3/02/2015
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Where:
Neighbours
Come and meet our four feisty new residents!
Tasmanian Devil Talk
When:
4/02/2015
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Where:
Neighbours
Come and meet our four feisty new residents!
Tasmanian Devil Talk
When:
5/02/2015
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Where:
Neighbours
Come and meet our four feisty new residents!
Tasmanian Devil Talk
When:
6/02/2015
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Where:
Neighbours
Come and meet our four feisty new residents!
Tasmanian Devil Talk
When:
7/02/2015
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Where:
Neighbours
Come and meet our four feisty new residents!
Tasmanian Devil Talk
When:
8/02/2015
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Where:
Neighbours
Come and meet our four feisty new residents!
1:45pm              
2:00pm
Sun Bear Talk
When:
2/02/2015
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Where:
Asia Precinct
Learn about Sun Bear father/daughter duo Sean and Sasa, and check out their amazing long tongues as their keeper offers them their favourite treats!
Sun Bear Talk
When:
3/02/2015
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Where:
Asia Precinct
Learn about Sun Bear father/daughter duo Sean and Sasa, and check out their amazing long tongues as their keeper offers them their favourite treats!
Sun Bear Talk
When:
4/02/2015
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Where:
Asia Precinct
Learn about Sun Bear father/daughter duo Sean and Sasa, and check out their amazing long tongues as their keeper offers them their favourite treats!
Sun Bear Talk
When:
5/02/2015
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Where:
Asia Precinct
Learn about Sun Bear father/daughter duo Sean and Sasa, and check out their amazing long tongues as their keeper offers them their favourite treats!
Sun Bear Talk
When:
6/02/2015
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Where:
Asia Precinct
Learn about Sun Bear father/daughter duo Sean and Sasa, and check out their amazing long tongues as their keeper offers them their favourite treats!
Sun Bear Talk
When:
7/02/2015
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Where:
Asia Precinct
Learn about Sun Bear father/daughter duo Sean and Sasa, and check out their amazing long tongues as their keeper offers them their favourite treats!
Sun Bear Talk
When:
8/02/2015
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Where:
Asia Precinct
Learn about Sun Bear father/daughter duo Sean and Sasa, and check out their amazing long tongues as their keeper offers them their favourite treats!
2:15pm              
2:30pm
Kiwi Talk
When:
2/02/2015
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Where:
The Twilight
If you're having trouble spotting a Kiwi by yourself, you're guaranteed to see one at our daily Kiwi Talk! Limited space – arrive early.
Kiwi Talk
When:
3/02/2015
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Where:
The Twilight
If you're having trouble spotting a Kiwi by yourself, you're guaranteed to see one at our daily Kiwi Talk! Limited space – arrive early.
Kiwi Talk
When:
4/02/2015
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Where:
The Twilight
If you're having trouble spotting a Kiwi by yourself, you're guaranteed to see one at our daily Kiwi Talk! Limited space – arrive early.
Kiwi Talk
When:
5/02/2015
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Where:
The Twilight
If you're having trouble spotting a Kiwi by yourself, you're guaranteed to see one at our daily Kiwi Talk! Limited space – arrive early.
Kiwi Talk
When:
6/02/2015
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Where:
The Twilight
If you're having trouble spotting a Kiwi by yourself, you're guaranteed to see one at our daily Kiwi Talk! Limited space – arrive early.
Kiwi Talk
When:
7/02/2015
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Where:
The Twilight
If you're having trouble spotting a Kiwi by yourself, you're guaranteed to see one at our daily Kiwi Talk! Limited space – arrive early.
Kiwi Talk
When:
8/02/2015
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Where:
The Twilight
If you're having trouble spotting a Kiwi by yourself, you're guaranteed to see one at our daily Kiwi Talk! Limited space – arrive early.
2:45pm              
3:00pm
Lion Talk
When:
2/02/2015
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Where:
Lion Cave
Get up close to Wellington Zoo's biggest cats! Learn all about these magnificent kings and queens of the jungle, and watch as their keeper tempts them with a tasty afternoon snack.
Lion Talk
When:
3/02/2015
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Where:
Lion Cave
Get up close to Wellington Zoo's biggest cats! Learn all about these magnificent kings and queens of the jungle, and watch as their keeper tempts them with a tasty afternoon snack.
Lion Talk
When:
4/02/2015
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Where:
Lion Cave
Get up close to Wellington Zoo's biggest cats! Learn all about these magnificent kings and queens of the jungle, and watch as their keeper tempts them with a tasty afternoon snack.
Lion Talk
When:
5/02/2015
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Where:
Lion Cave
Get up close to Wellington Zoo's biggest cats! Learn all about these magnificent kings and queens of the jungle, and watch as their keeper tempts them with a tasty afternoon snack.
Lion Talk
When:
6/02/2015
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Where:
Lion Cave
Get up close to Wellington Zoo's biggest cats! Learn all about these magnificent kings and queens of the jungle, and watch as their keeper tempts them with a tasty afternoon snack.
Lion Talk
When:
7/02/2015
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Where:
Lion Cave
Get up close to Wellington Zoo's biggest cats! Learn all about these magnificent kings and queens of the jungle, and watch as their keeper tempts them with a tasty afternoon snack.
Lion Talk
When:
8/02/2015
3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Where:
Lion Cave
Get up close to Wellington Zoo's biggest cats! Learn all about these magnificent kings and queens of the jungle, and watch as their keeper tempts them with a tasty afternoon snack.
3:15pm              
3:30pm
Penguin Talk
When:
2/02/2015
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Where:
Penguins
Learn all about our rescued Little Blue Penguins, Squidge, Bandit and Malteser, as they get fed their second helping of fish for the day!
Penguin Talk
When:
3/02/2015
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Where:
Penguins
Learn all about our rescued Little Blue Penguins, Squidge, Bandit and Malteser, as they get fed their second helping of fish for the day!
Penguin Talk
When:
4/02/2015
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Where:
Penguins
Learn all about our rescued Little Blue Penguins, Squidge, Bandit and Malteser, as they get fed their second helping of fish for the day!
Penguin Talk
When:
5/02/2015
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Where:
Penguins
Learn all about our rescued Little Blue Penguins, Squidge, Bandit and Malteser, as they get fed their second helping of fish for the day!
Penguin Talk
When:
6/02/2015
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Where:
Penguins
Learn all about our rescued Little Blue Penguins, Squidge, Bandit and Malteser, as they get fed their second helping of fish for the day!
Penguin Talk
When:
7/02/2015
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Where:
Penguins
Learn all about our rescued Little Blue Penguins, Squidge, Bandit and Malteser, as they get fed their second helping of fish for the day!
Penguin Talk
When:
8/02/2015
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Where:
Penguins
Learn all about our rescued Little Blue Penguins, Squidge, Bandit and Malteser, as they get fed their second helping of fish for the day!
3:45pm              
4:00pm
Cool Creatures up Close
When:
2/02/2015
4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Where:
Kamala's Playground
Come and meet some of our contact animals up close!
Cool Creatures up Close
When:
3/02/2015
4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Where:
Kamala's Playground
Come and meet some of our contact animals up close!
Cool Creatures up Close
When:
4/02/2015
4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Where:
Kamala's Playground
Come and meet some of our contact animals up close!
Cool Creatures up Close
When:
5/02/2015
4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Where:
Kamala's Playground
Come and meet some of our contact animals up close!
Cool Creatures up Close
When:
6/02/2015
4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Where:
Kamala's Playground
Come and meet some of our contact animals up close!
Cool Creatures up Close
When:
7/02/2015
4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Where:
Kamala's Playground
Come and meet some of our contact animals up close!
Cool Creatures up Close
When:
8/02/2015
4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Where:
Kamala's Playground
Come and meet some of our contact animals up close!