The creation of a new South East Asia precinct – a grand design home for our animals and a world-class immersive experience for all who visit Auckland Zoo, is the most ambitious development in our 96-year-old history.
Part of Auckland Zoo’s 10-year Future Zoo development and Auckland Council’s long-term plan, the 2-year construction has already begun with the removal of our old orangutan enclosures and buildings – an exciting milestone.
South East Asia is one of the most species-rich and threatened places on earth with huge conservation issues and challenges. It is a region close to our hearts that has long been a strong focus for the Zoo and one that we are very active in supporting, as this project reflects.
"We’ve been enthusiastically witnessing a fast changing landscape as the old buildings and enclosures disappear. As the forested backdrop and surrounding planting come more into view, we are already starting to get a strong sense of the incredibly immersive landscape and experience that the South East Asia precinct will become for our animals, visitors and staff," says Auckland Zoo's acting Director, Kevin Buley.