Pukaha News

Pukaha receives ZAA Welfare Accreditation

Pukaha Mount Bruce has been recognized for meeting positive animal welfare outcomes.  Recently assessed by the Zoo and Aquarium Association’s (ZAA) Accreditation Program, Pukaha has successfully achieved Accreditation.  

The Zoo and Aquarium (ZAA) Accreditation Program has lifted the bar for animal welfare standards, and is for all ZAA member zoos and aquariums.  With a positive animal welfare focus, the new Accreditation Program is a world first for the zoo industry.

Love Pukaha 2017 a success

Pukaha's annual fundraising dinner was held on Friday 28 April and over $14,000 was raised towards the conservation work being undertaken on site.

Thank you to all the people and businesses who donated goods for this dinner. A full list of the donated goods can be found here

Thanks also to those who attended on the night.

Happy 6th Birthday Manukura!

On May the 1st six years ago Pukaha got a huge suprise when Manukura, the rare white kiwi was hatched in the kiwi house nursery. Manukura is not albino but has white feathers due to a recessive gene that has been handed down by her parents.

Now a days Manukura is sharing her aviary with her "boyfriend" Turua. They are both active kiwi in O.N.E - Operation Nest Egg. This is our national kiwi recovery programme.