Set up by the late, former Prime Minister, Richard Seddon, after he was gifted with a cub (more famously known as King Dick named by Bostock and Wombwell's Circus), Wellington Zoo was the first-ever zoo the country had. Located in the green belt of Wellington, New Zealand this zoo has turned into an important tourist attraction over the years, for its varied wildlife it has to offer and several customized packages for the tourists to avail.
Opened in December 1922, the Auckland Zoo is now in its 96th year of operation, and is one of New Zealand’s premier zoological parks. Spread out over 40 acres of land, located 6 km away from central Auckland, the Auckland Zoo is home to nearly 1400 animals of 138 different species. Divided into regions specific to where the different animals are from, the Auckland Zoo has recently begun work in developing a South-East Asian wing for the endemic flora and fauna of the region.