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Motions Rd, Auckland, New Zealand
NileGuide Expert tip:
Go on a day that they have a concert. You can spend your day at the zoo and then chill out after hours with some top live acts in a setting that can't be beat.
The zoo is home to over 770 animals with 135 different species represented. There are Tiger Cubs, Elephants and Lemurs as well as Red Pandas, Hippos and a special Australian bird setup. The Zoo is located next to the Museum of Transportation (MOTAT) and is well marked on the Northwestern Motorway in both directions. It's only a 7 minute drive (non-rush hour) from the CBD and can be reached by bus, taxi or private car quite easily. The Zoo operates several innovative programs like eye to eye encounters and there are multiple chances to see the animals feeding. A soft spot in Aucklanders heart's will always be there for the resident Elephants, Kashin and Burma. It's easy to see them feeding as they consume over 100 Kg's each every day. Be sure to call the zoo (+64 9 360-3805) or check the website for special events or theme nights. They have an extensive summer program of concerts and movies that start at the close of the park's normal operating hours.