Explore the plains of the Africa Safari Track, marvelling at the size of our ungulates as they stroll the savannah.

Explore the African savannah.

With a stunning wildlife-hide, you can look out over the watering hole to see giraffe, zebra and ostrich. If you’re really lucky, you may even have a vertigo-inducing foot-to-hoof encounter with the world’s tallest animal.

Follow the aviary walkway to play in the meerkat tunnels, and see our leopard tortoises and African masked lovebirds before reaching our rhino, nyala and waterbuck.


Keeper Dan shows how we care for some awesome ungulates!

At Auckland Zoo we look at everything a species needs to thrive in the wild, and make sure we have met and even exceed these needs! Follow along with Dan as we see what this means for our ungulates species as they enjoy some fresh browse, new substrates, and our rhinos participate in a health check.

See more of Africa.

Have a chat with our flock of flamingos next to The Watering Hole while you have your lunch.

Continue onwards to encounter our cheetah sisters up close, and observe the social baboon troop as they spend time grooming each other.

Yes. As part of zoos’ international breeding programme for these Critically Endangered big cats, we will be welcoming more lions, a date for more lion(s) arriving is yet to be confirmed.

Nyah, our southern white rhino calf, was born on the 14 August 2020 to parents Jamila and Zambezi. She is the first rhino birth at Auckland Zoo in 20 years.

Areas of construction have hoardings or fencing surrounding them, and our Zoo map clearly shows which areas these are and what pathways are accessible to you. Our fabulous volunteers, the friendly folk in red, are also out in force to help you.

It is worth noting that a significant part of the new South East Asia footprint incorporates areas that have not previously been home to animals and/or animal habitats.  In creating our future zoo, we’re maximising the beautiful green spaces we have. Our lake is being enlarged to create a bigger wetlands area, we’re creating larger and more enriching homes for our animals, and improving pathways for you, our visitors, to create even more immersive experiences.

Despite this build, there are now more animals to see and experience when you visit. We’ve introduced new bird species in our Australia track, now have iguana on display, have welcomed the African antelope species, nyala and waterbuck, as well as African crested porcupines and Emperor tamarins. In addition, be sure to visit our Vet Hospital just along from our red panda habitat. Here in the public viewing gallery you can view into the hospital’s treatment room and operating theatre and may see staff treating Zoo animals or injured animals from the wild.