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Wellington Zoo is has gone up in the world – right to the very top.
No longer content with being ‘the best little zoo in the world’, New Zealand’s first zoo has recently ranked number one in a online guide showcasing the top ten ‘Best and Most Fascinating Zoos in the World’, collated by popular destination website EscapeHere.com.
Wellington Zoo came out on top, defeating Australia Zoo (#3), Bronx Zoo (#8) and San Diego Zoo (#9) for the winning title.
Author Anna Fleet praised Wellington Zoo as a rare champion of animal conservation, wildlife protection, breeding of endangered species, and general community education and awareness around the importance of animal preservation.
The article also recognised Wellington Zoo’s involvement with the Free the Bears Fund, and dedication to “quality, sustainable enclosures for its population, which include solar heating and power, and intimate one-on-one encounters with the animals to educate on the importance of natural preservation.”
“I’m absolutely thrilled that Wellington Zoo has been recognised and ranked number one in the world,” said Chief Executive, Karen Fifield.
“It’s wonderful to see the Zoo so highly acclaimed as an international tourist destination, and in particular recognised for our strong conservation and sustainability messages.”
About Wellington ZooConservation is at the heart of everything we do at Wellington Zoo. We take every opportunity to connect our visitors with nature and encourage them to take their own positive action for the environment. Wellington Zoo became the world’s first carboNZero certified zoo in May 2013.
Wellington Zoo is New Zealand's first Zoo, established in 1906, and is Wellington’s oldest conservation organisation. Home to over 500 native and exotic animals, Wellington Zoo became a charitable trust in 2003.