• Captive bred whio to be released back into wild
    Captive bred whio to be released back into wild

    It’s been a record season for whio ducklings bred in captivity with 35 ducklings from three captive sites around New Zealand. Several captive breeding pairs around the country have had multiple clutches this season.

    Captive bred whio to be released back into wild
  • Great Whio Adventure Competition - 2013 Winners
    Great Whio Adventure Competition - 2013 Winners

    The winning family of last year’s Great Whio Adventure Competition had an amazing time holidaying in the South Island. Read more about their epic journey.

    Great Whio Adventure Competition - 2013 Winners
  • 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
  • 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 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

Twitter: WhioForever

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