Wellington Zoo Trust

The Wellington Zoo Trust manages Wellington’s award winning Zoo, home to native and exotic animals, and is recognised for expertise in animal welfare, conservation, visitor experience and sustainability.

The Zoo delivers learning sessions to thousands of children a year to grow their understanding of animals and the natural world. It also partners with conservation organisations for at-risk species from New Zealand and around the world and to advocate for animals and save wildlife and wild places. Wellington Zoo treats hundreds of native animals a year at The Nest Te Kōhanga the Zoo’s animal hospital and centre for wildlife health services and is the world’s first carboNZero certified Zoo.

Board of Trustees 

  • Craig Ellison, Board Chair
  • Raewyn Bleakley, Deputy Board Chair
  • Michael Potts
  • Benjamin Bateman
  • Nina Welanyk Brown
  • Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons