Help Orana Wildlife Park Survive Covid-19

As an animal lover, we are reaching out to you for help.

Orana Wildlife Park (a registered charity) is NZ’s only open range zoo that is home to over 70 species of endangered wildlife from NZ and the world, including NZ’s only Gorillas. Over 95% of our income is from visitor entry fees. During lockdown, like many organisations, we have no visitors and no income apart from the government’s partial wage subsidy (which covers only 40% of our essential operating costs). 


Unlike many organisations, the high costs of maintaining the care and welfare of our 400 precious animals continues during lockdown. These costs are impossible to put on hold and include: enormous food bills (e.g. our lovely gorillas alone munch through $800 worth of vegetables every week), huge electricity bills to keep our animals warm in the cooler weather and essential veterinary costs. Our important NZ native conservation work continues, such as Kiwi chicks have recently hatched and must have access to heated brooder units in these crucial early stages. 


Please help us continue caring for our beloved animals, many of which are endangered species, by making a donation now: Alternatively, you can contact us directly for details:


Stay safe and thanks for being a friend of Orana.

monkey.jpgOrana Wildlife Park is owned and operated by Orana Wildlife Trust, a registered charitable trust and not-for-profit organisation. Orana is the only large New Zealand zoo that is not owned and operated by local government. The Park generates over 95% of its income through gate-takings and other trading activities. Fundraising is an essential focus; Orana must separately raise 100% of funds for all captial projects, improvements, animal transfers etc. Funds have been donated from a variety of sources, including grants, donations and bequests. 

If you would like to make a donation or bequest to the Park please contact us on +64 3 359 7109 or to discuss options. You may wish to donate towards a specific project (such as our latest development) or towards general operation expenses.
Alternatively, you may be interested in adopting an animal.