Donation Options:


Direct to our bank account

Westpac Bank, Westfield Riccarton Branch

030823 0350554 000

 If you make a payment please email with your name, address and what you would like your donation allocated to. Please use your name as a reference. We will then send you a donation receipt.



You can donate to us via our Givealittle page 


Animal Adoptions

Adopt one of our precious animals


BEquests and general donations

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.

Orana 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 60% of its income through gate-takings and other trading activities. Fundraising is an essential focus; Orana must separately raise 100% of funds for all capital projects, improvements, animal transfers etc. Funds have been donated from a variety of sources, including grants, donations and bequests. 


 help orana wildlife park construct a $1.8m white rhino conservation centre


Rhinos could be extinct in our lifetime. In Africa, a rhino is killed on average every 6 hours for its horn! There are more rhinos killed than there are born. Unless we act now, rhinos may be extinct within 10 years.

As New Zealand’s only open range zoo, Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch is a key player in a major global effort to help save rhinos from extinction. We have partnered with two Australian open range zoos and a charity called Project Rhino to expand the managed rhino breeding population in Australia and NZ. This will involve transferring approximately 35 animals from Africa to maintain a genetically diverse insurance population in our safe countries (NZ and Australia).

Orana Wildlife Park will construct a $1.8M White Rhino Conservation Centre that will house and breed more rhinos in Christchurch and quarantine (for up to 1 year) all animals from Africa destined for our Australian partners. Some rhinos from each import will remain at Orana to build the genetic diversity of our herd.

Please be part of our efforts to help save rhino from extinction in the wild. Orana is a registered charity raising 100% of funds for all developments. Your donation will help us contribute to conservation on an international scale. Rhinos need us all for their survival.

Please help us construct a $1.8M White Rhino Conservation Centre, by making a donation now: Givealittle 

Alternatively, you can contact us directly for details:



Thanks to our friends at One to One Hundred for these amazing renders!







project rhino GRANTS

We gratefully acknowledge the following organisations for their generous contribution to our White Rhino Conservation Centre at Orana Wildlife Park that will contribute to conservation on a global basis.

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