- Chitumba, an eleven month old Rothschilds Giraffe
is sailing to New Zealand. Born at Perth Zoo to parents, Anthony and Misha,
the youngster is on his way to Hamlton Zoo where he will become a member of their breeding program.
- Four adorable lion cubs were born Auckland Zoo on May 5th. The cubs, born to Kura,
have yet to be sexed and have no names. Auckland zoo is happy to receive suggestions at
- A rare Malaysian Sun Bear, Madu, born at the Wellington Zoo died during surgery on a
broken tooth. Madu was one of twins born at Wellington two years ago and was to be sent
to Australia to participate in the Captive Breeding Program there. An autopsy discovered that he
had a hole in his heart. His twin, Arataki will travel to Australia instead.