• Nelson girl becomes Ranger for a Week
    Nelson girl becomes Ranger for a Week

    Nelson Intermediate student Jazmin King spent the first week of the school holidays on the outdoor adventure of a lifetime as the winner of the Genesis Energy What Now Whio Ranger for a week competition.

    Nelson girl becomes Ranger for a Week
  • 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
  • Whio 'Boot Camp' opened
    Whio 'Boot Camp' opened

    A ‘boot camp’ for whio was opened at the Tongariro National Trout Centre near Turangi by the Minister of Conservation on 5 December, 2014.

    Whio 'Boot Camp' opened
  • Whio Family Weekend at Auckland Zoo
    Whio Family Weekend at Auckland Zoo

    The Whio Family Fun Weekend returned to Auckland Zoo on March 22-23, 2014. More than 6,000 people attended the event, with the blue duck race being a highlight.

    Whio Family Weekend at Auckland Zoo

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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