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Help Orana Wildlife Park Survive Covid-19

$368,464 donated
Given by 6157 generous donors in around 6 months

Any amount you can donate now will help us continue to meet the huge on-going costs of food and care for our 400 precious animals.


As an animal lover, we are reaching out to you for help.

Orana Wildlife Park (a registered charity) is NZ’s only open range zoo that is home to over 70 species of endangered wildlife from NZ and the world, including NZ’s only Gorillas. Over 95% of our income is from visitor entry fees. During lockdown, like many organisations, we have no visitors and no income apart from the government’s partial wage subsidy (which covers only 40% of our essential operating costs).

Unlike many organisations, the high costs of maintaining the care and welfare of our 400 precious animals continues during lockdown. These costs are impossible to put on hold and include: enormous food bills (e.g. our lovely gorillas alone munch through $800 worth of vegetables every week), huge electricity bills to keep our animals warm in the cooler weather and essential veterinary costs. Our important NZ native conservation work continues, such as Kiwi chicks have recently hatched and must have access to heated brooder units in these crucial early stages.

Please help us continue caring for our beloved animals, many of which are endangered species, by making a donation now.

Stay safe and thanks for being a friend of Orana.

About us

For over 40 years, Orana Wildlife Trust has operated Orana Wildlife Park. Our aim, along with being dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and the welfare of our animals, is to provide education, recreation and enjoyment to the public.

Use of funds

Your donation will directly contribute to the huge on-going costs of food and care for our magnificent animals.

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Latest update

Give A Little   1 May 2020

Thank you most sincerely for being such loyal supporters and friends of Orana Wildlife Park. The last few weeks have been absolutely humbling for our entire team due to the significant outpouring of support and kindness you have shown for our precious animals through your amazing gestures of help. The ongoing costs of care and welfare for our animals continues so please keep it up. Our team put together a video to showcase some our essential conservation work that you have directly assisted through your generous help: https://www.facebook.com/oranawildlifepark

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ARIE on 29 Sep 2020
Arie on 16 Sep 2020
Andrew on 04 Sep 2020
It is always a pleasure to visit the animals, so a bit to help with their care.
Arie on 02 Sep 2020
ARIE on 18 Aug 2020

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This campaign started on 16 Apr 2020 and ended on 16 Oct 2020.