We have only been to the Auckland Zoo once this year and I captured some fun shots. My favorite was a series of this yawning tiger.
The Australian Emu stood up tall and proud for his portrait.
My girls and their cousin couldn’t resist the fun of popping up in the meerkat enclosure.
Indigenous to New Zealand, tuatara is the only living relative of the dinosaur. He lives just outside the kiwibird enclosure. Since kiwibirds are nocturnal, the enclosure is in very dim light and flash photos are not allowed.
The Auckland Zoo is also filled with traditional zoo animals like lions, zebras, giraffes, hippopotamus, elephants and rhinoceros. I am not sure why there are no bears. As for reptiles, there are no snakes anywhere in New Zealand, including the Auckland Zoo.
Can you see the baby baboon hanging on to mom’s belly?
Flamingos are just fun.
According to the Auckland Zoo’s Homepage, it is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand.
Have you been to the Auckland Zoo? What’s your favorite zoo animal?
Quick Quiz: Do you know which animal is the only indigenous mammal to New Zealand?
[Edit: Fruit bats are the only indigenous mammal to New Zealand.]