Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Auckland Zoo creating new South East Asia precinct

Auckland Zoo creating new South East Asia precinct
July 15, 2019

Auckland Zoo is undergoing a $58 million redevelopment project that will see the creation of a new South East Asia precinct as part of its 10-year Future Zoo development plan.

Funded through Auckland Council’s long-term plan, construction on the two-year project - which will feature four major areas, a siamang and orangutan habitat, tiger and otter habitats, the Indonesian swamp forest, and a new restaurant - is underway.

A transparent, climate-controlled dome, based on an Indonesian swamp forest, will house a new species of crocodiles, as well as reptiles and fish.

Commenting on the expansion, Auckland Zoo Director, Kevin Buley stated "as the forested backdrop and surrounding planting come into view, we’re starting to get a strong sense of the immersive landscape that the South East Asia precinct will become.

“As we continue to grow and evolve before our visitors’ eyes, we actually now have more animals and species for them to visit and learn about – and more are coming.

“We also have a team who are able to wander the zoo with the animals in their care and give visitors more up-close impromptu experiences.

“We take our role as kaitiaki of Auckland’s zoo seriously, and everything we are doing is to continue to make it better for our community - animals, staff and visitors - and our newer developments like our Australia precinct and African Savannah extension demonstrate this.”

As part of the Future Zoo project, Auckland Zoo is also building a new restaurant and function venue overlooking the central lake and new wetlands area.

The elevated dining experience will see orangutans and gibbons looking on from above via a network of climbing structures.

South East Asia at Auckland Zoo is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2020.

Image of the South East Asia concept courtesy of Auckland Zoo.

Related Articles

14th June 2019 - Auckland Zoo launches scheme to eliminate single-use coffee cups

18th January 2019 - Auckland Zoo welcomes zebra foal

20th June 2018 - World’s oldest Sumatran orangutan dies at Perth Zoo

29th July 2016 - Melbourne Zoo highlights plight of orangutans with call for palm oil labelling

15th October 2015 - Mixed reaction to plans to bring Giant Pandas to Wellington Zoo

19th June 2015 - Taronga Zoo reveals plans for $16 million Sumatran Tiger exhibit

12th September 2014 - Auckland Zoo awarded Qualmark certification as an Endorsed Visitor Activity

13th July 2014 - Auckland Zoo achieves record visitation for third year

4th July 2014 - Female Sumatran Tiger arrives at Wellington Zoo

29th May 2011 - New elephants for Auckland zoo

26th October 2010 - Auckland Zoo’s young Sumatran tigers cross the Tasman

11th June 2010 - Auckland Zoo opens The Tropics for new alligators

10th May 2010 - Funding secured for Auckland Zoo Development


Support our industry news service
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

As an independent publisher, we need reader support for our industry news gathering so ask that - if you don't already do so - you back us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine and/or our online news.

Click here to view our subscription options.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

Centaman Entrance Control

Turnstile Entry Systems and Access Control Centaman Entrance Controls’ Award Winning Range of Access Control Systems includes tripod & triarm turnstiles, speedgates, full height…

read more

Access / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

BioLab Australia Pty Ltd

BioGuard is Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted supplier of premium, innovative and affordable commercial water treatment systems and chemicals. BioGuard offers a comprehensive range of…

read more

Aquatics / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

TJS Services

TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide.  Our…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Venues

 
 

AlphaFit

AUSTRALIAN MADE. FIT FOR PURPOSE. Based on the Gold Coast, AlphaFit is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Australian gym equipment specifically for the commercial, strength and conditioning,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 

BH Fitness

BH Fitness, part of the long-standing and iconic bike manufacturer BH Group, is a global leader in fitness equipment for both Commercial and Home markets. The company, with the headquarters based in…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business