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My Zoo Book: Wild Work!

In this edition, we're celebrating some of the animals that  we support around the world with our Wild Work. You can also learn how you can help our native wildlife at home.

Our My Zoo Booklets are awesome ways to bring the Zoo to you. Featuring activities, games, puzzles, and more, it's an awesome and fun resource for your whānau.

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My Zoo Book: Bugs!

In this edition, we're celebrating bugs! Discover how amazing and diverse bugs can be and how important they are to some of our animals.

Our My Zoo Booklets are awesome ways to bring the Zoo to you. Featuring activities, games, puzzles, and more, it's an awesome and fun resource for your whānau.

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My Zoo Book: Summer!

Check out this activity book to learn about some of your favourite animals at Auckland Zoo and how they like to cool off in the heat.

Our My Zoo Booklets are awesome ways to bring the Zoo to you. Featuring activities, games, puzzles, and more, it's an awesome and fun resource for your whānau.

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My Zoo Book: Natural Treasures!

In this edition, we're celebrating our natural treasures - New Zealand's amazing wildlife! Learn what makes our wildlife unique in the animal world and complete the animal profile

Our My Zoo Booklets are awesome ways to bring the Zoo to you. Featuring activities, games, puzzles, and more, it's an awesome and fun resource for your whānau.

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My Zoo Book: Africa!

Africa is the second largest continent, it's home to over 1,100 species of mammals and over 2,600 species of birds. Discover the African animals that live at Auckland Zoo and see if you can answer the questions in the book.

Our My Zoo Booklets are awesome ways to bring the Zoo to you. Featuring activities, games, puzzles, and more, it's an awesome and fun resource for your whānau.

Get Creative!

How to Draw a Giraffe, Elephant, Tiger, Kiwi and Tuatara

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw your favourite animal? Download this guide to show you how!

Tip: You don’t need a printer for this.

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Make a Giraffe picture

Make an awesome giraffe outline on a surface around your home - just like the giraffes at the Zoo!

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Make a butterfly

Make a beautiful butterfly with just two pieces of paper and a ribbon. 

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Colour in the takahē

Download this terrific takahe activity sheet, thanks to our friends at DoC.

Tip: Parts of this can be done without a printer.

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Colour in the whio

Tip: Printer is required

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Spot the animals and colour in

Not just for kids... adults can colour in too!

Tip: Printer is required

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Each day use these prompts as inspiration to draw/paint/ink/sculpt an animal of your choice and send it to us!

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Learn about ungulates and their hooves and complete the fun science experiment. 

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Video

Check out our Fanimals videos

Meet our animals up close in our awesome Fanimals videos for kids. Watch this video meeting baby animals of all shapes, sizes and with special requirements. Open this video in YouTube to find our Fanimals playlist!

Games

We've put together a selection of free board games for you and your whānau.

Printer-friendly gameboard
This is a printer-friendly gameboard that can be used with all the board games on the Auckland Zoo Kids website.

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Takahē game
Go on a journey with a takahe back to the wild.

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Whio game
Help navigate the whio duckling down the river back to its family.

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South East Asia Jungle Track Construction game

See what it takes to build a brand new habitat at Auckland Zoo.

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Be like an animal game
Go on a virtual journey around Auckland Zoo. Can you be like the animals you see?

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Tasmanian devil game
Tasmanian devils can give birth to up to 40 babies! But life can be tough. Can you survive the life of a Tasmanian devil?

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Put these whio through a bootcamp and get them ready for the wild!

This is an interactive online game, thanks to our friends at DoC.

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Can you find the mischevious serval hiding in plain sight?

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Takahē Quiz

Test your knowledge on one of the most famous conservation icons!

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All about elephants

Elephants have a great memory! Can you remember all the elephant facts? Challenge your friends and family.

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Name that animal group

Stuck at home with your family? Guess what family groups of other animals are called. Test your friends and family.

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Cheetah Quiz

Try not to cheat your way through this cheetah quiz

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Red panda - true or false

You know they are cute, but how much more do you know about red panda?

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My Zoo book – WildWork edition

Did you know that Auckland Zoo does loads of conservation work outside the zoo! Check out the My Zoo book and then test your knowledge with this quiz.

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Quiz: My Zoo book – Natural Treasures edition

Check out the My Zoo book all about New Zealand animals. Then you can test your knowledge with this quiz.

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Quiz: My Zoo book – Bugs edition

Auckland Zoo is home to some bugs and animals that eat bugs! Check out the My Zoo book to find out more and then test your knowledge with this quiz.

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Quiz: My Zoo book – Summer edition

How do you keep cool on a summers day? Check out the My Zoo book to find out how the animals at Auckland Zoo beat the heat and then test your knowledge with this quiz.

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Quiz: My Zoo book - Africa edition

Check out the My Zoo book all about Africa and the animals that live there. Then you can test your knowledge with this quiz.

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Cheetah Quiz
Try not to cheat your way through this cheetah quiz
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Africa at Auckland Zoo Wordfind

There are herds of African animals that call Auckland Zoo home, can you find them all?

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Australia at Auckland Zoo

G’day! Take a walk through the Aussie bush track and see what you can find.

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Birds at Auckland Zoo

There is a flock-load of birds at Auckland Zoo! Can you find them all?

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Te reo animals at Auckland Zoo

All of these animal names are in te reo maori. Do you know what they all are?

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Te Wao Nui at Auckland Zoo

Te Wao Nui is a place to appreciate the wildlife found in New Zealand. Can you find all these unique animals?

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Ectotherms at Auckland Zoo

What is an ectotherm? It’s an animal that maintains its body temperature using the surrounding environment – like a frog or a lizard. Can you find all the ectotherms?

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Mammals at Auckland Zoo

Mammals great and small can be found at Auckland Zoo. What ones can you find?

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Animal Crossword

Discover some of the animals Auckland Zoo supports in the wild.
 

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Check out our printable animal bingo game for 2 - 6 players!

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Stuck at home with your family? Guess what family groups of other animals are called. Test your friends and family.

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Can you piece together some of your favourite animals at Auckland Zoo. Remember to check back as we will be adding more of your favourites soon.

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Look at these tricky pictures and have fun trying to figure them out. What animals do you see? 

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Can you move like an animal? Why don't you grab some chalk and create your own animal obstacle course!

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#CreateWithAucklandZoo

Share with us what you’ve been creating or learning by using the hashtag #CreateWithAucklandZoo!

We've got a daily craft activity for you and your whānau to create.

 

Explore!

Find out if you have pests or pals in your backyard with this tracking tunnel.

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We're going on a bug hunt! How many bugs can you find at home?

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Create a nectar feeder for your backyard and watch the birds fly in!

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Make a safe and welcoming home for wētā to live in.

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Go on a scavenger hunt in your backyard! See how many creatures and backyard features you can find!

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Here at Auckland Zoo, we're passionate about conserving wildlife and wild places through science. We'd like to invite you to get involved and survey your area in this fun, 5-minute activity!

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Video

The pūrākau (legend) of Māui and Tīeke!

Watch the story of Māui and Tīeke and learn how the tīeke came to have a reddish band of colour on its back.

Get Active!

Staying fit and healthy whilst having fun is something the whole family can do during lockdown – and we’ve got just the activity!

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On your marks, get set, go! All you need for this is a stopwatch, notebook, pen and.... some fast legs! Who's the fastest animal in your house?

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The dance helps flamingos to make a new friend, so they march, they preen, they salute and they bend. Have a go and share your moves with us!

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A - Z of Animal Activities

Get in touch

With all the awesome animal activities you can do at home, we would love to see and hear about what you've created, discovered or learned.

Have you written a letter to a giraffe or made a book about the Zoo? Maybe you've written a poem that you like us to read to a rhino, or painted a picture of a mob of meerkats? The ideas are endless and we’d love to share them with our staff and animals, so please show us what you've done by sending in a video, pictures or writing to us at zoofriends@aucklandzoo.co.nz

Alternatively, if you have a burning question about what the animals and keepers are up to at the Zoo, please get in touch! Your zoo friends will do their best to get you a speedy reply. Contact zoofriends@aucklandzoo.co.nz