• Conservation Week winner wants to be Whio Ranger
    Conservation Week winner wants to be Whio Ranger

    Eight-year-old Olive Paterson from Blenheim was the 2015 Conservation Week ‘Find a Whio’ contest winner. Olive embarked on an amazing adventure in Tongariro with her family and wrote a blog to tell us all about it.

    Conservation Week winner wants to be Whio Ranger
  • 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
  • Pest control and ‘nest egg’ boost whio population
    Pest control and ‘nest egg’ boost whio population

    A study of whio/blue duck in eastern Kahurangi National Park has shown the benefits rearing ducklings in wildlife facilities and aerial 1080 pest control have in increasing their numbers in the wild.

    Pest control and ‘nest egg’ boost whio population
  • 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
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