• Auckland Zoo Whio Family Fun Days
    Auckland Zoo Whio Family Fun Days

    The Whio Family Fun Days are back at Auckland Zoo on March 28-29, 2015. There will be interactive displays and a variety of fun activities around the whio enclosure.

    Auckland Zoo Whio Family Fun Days
  • 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
  • Sarah’s great Tongariro whio adventure
    Sarah’s great Tongariro whio adventure

    Winning a whio adventure in Tongariro National Park was ”a really amazing experience” according to Conservation Week competition winner Palmerston North student Sarah Ridsdale.

    Sarah’s great Tongariro whio adventure
  • 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
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