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Auckland, United Kingdom
October 8, 2002
The animals are divided into sections - you can go to the Penguin Shore, which involves going into a tunnel to view the penguins swimming around, and to the Pridelands, where you can see giraffes, lions, ostrich, white rhino, and zebras. Hippo River is good, and we saw them wallowing in their mud pools. There is also a Rainforest area, where you can see masses of monkeys, and a tarantula for the braver people!
The best part for me was going to the Kiwi and Tuatara House, where they keep the two endangered native species of New Zealand. It's dark and quiet there - just how the creatures like it! And, I spent ages watching the kiwis snuffling around the ground - very cute! And, as with all zoos, there is the inevitable souvenier shop (at least get a postcard picture of a kiwi, as you can't take them in the house), and a cafe, which sells good food, and is pretty reasonable, too.
From journal Four seasons in Auckland
Nagano, New Zealand
July 12, 2001
The monkey area has been renovated and called the McDonalds Rainforest. It is designed in such a way that you walk through it like a rainforest and there are monkey bars and things for the children to play on.
The elephant area has also been redesigned and is much more like the elephants' natural habitat. There are lots of interesting things for the elephants to do so they don't get bored.
Telephone: 64 9 360 3800
Information Line: 64 9 360 3819.
Official Website: Auckland Zoo.
The Auckland Zoo is open every day (excluding Christmas Day) from 9.30am - 5.30pm (last admissions at 4.15pm.)
From journal Auckland - The City of Sails
October 9, 2000
From journal Whirlawind in New Zealand