• Conservation Week 2016
    Conservation Week 2016

    Conservation Week kicks off September 10, 2016. Find out how you can get involved and play our online game ‘Whio Boot Camp’.

    Conservation Week 2016
  • New Educational Resources Added
    New Educational Resources Added

    We’ve just added a whole bunch of new whio educational resources including infographic posters and an awesome ‘Stoats and Rivers’ game. Download them now.

    New Educational Resources Added
  • The Whio Forever Project
    The Whio Forever Project

    There’s only a few thousand Whio, our Blue Duck, left in New Zealand. Genesis Energy and the Department of Conservation are working together to make sure our rivers will have Whio, forever.

    The Whio Forever Project
  • Whio Awareness Month
    Whio Awareness Month

    March 2016 was once again Whio Awareness Month. During March there was a variety of whio-themed activities and competitions going on. Find out how it went down.

    Whio Awareness Month
Your closest Whio location is
Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is one of the easiest places to get up close to a whio with a designated enclosure for the blue duck. There's two breeding pairs at the zoo, five chicks and more chicks ...

Whio cannot be kept with other species of ducks because they fight too much.
WHIO ARE WITH THE SAME PARTNER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR and some will be partners for life