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Wild Work: Aotearoa

Aotearoa is full of stunning wildlife, yet many of these species are in need of help. Follow Auckland Zoo staff as they travel around New Zealand to showcase some incredible conservation projects.

New episodes Saturdays 12pm

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Saturday 24 Apr

    G Get a first-hand look into the tremendous mahi that made 2019's kākāpō breeding season a success – increasing the world's population of kākāpō from just 148 to 211 precious birds.

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      • Saturday 1 May

      G Follow Auckland Zoo keepers and Department of Conservation ranger Hazel as they perform health checks, vaccinations and transmitter changes for the takahē that live on Motutapu Island.

      • Saturday 1 May

      G Kākāpō Komaru is brought to Auckland Zoo's Veterinary Hospital with a case of cloacitis or 'crusty bum'. It's not yet known how kākāpō get this disease, but the skilled vet team know how to treat it.

      • Saturday 1 May

      G Found washed up on Ninety Mile Beach, dehydrated and covered in barnacles, a tiny loggerhead sea turtle is brought to Auckland Zoo's Veterinary Hospital for treatment.

      • Saturday 24 Apr

      G New Zealand fairy tern / tara iti are teetering on the brink of extinction, with just 40 adult birds alive today. In collaboration with DOC, Auckland Zoo keepers work to hatch and hand-rear a healthy chick for release into the wild.

      • Saturday 24 Apr

      G Auckland Zoo staff assist the Department of Conservation's Kākāpō Recovery team in providing around the clock care for kākāpō chicks battling the fungal disease aspergillosis.

      • Saturday 24 Apr

      G Get a first-hand look into the tremendous mahi that made 2019's kākāpō breeding season a success – increasing the world's population of kākāpō from just 148 to 211 precious birds.