Auckland Zoo in New Zealand

Auckland Zoo
Photo ©: Jeremy Harris, Auckland, New Zealand
Photo ©: Jeremy Harris, Auckland, New Zealand


First elephant arrived1923
Address Motions Road, Western Springs
Place Auckland
Country New Zealand
Website Website

Directors 2018: Kevin Buley (director)

Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1995-: Brooke Noonan
(elephant head-keeper)
-now: Andrew Coers
(elephant head-keeper)

Elephant keepers
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Relevant literature

Auckland Zoo, located at Motions Road, Western Springs, in Auckland, New Zealand , was founded in 1922 and the first elephant arrived in 1923.

Living elephants

At the Auckland Zoo lives 1 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Burma born 1982

Comments / picturesInformation provided 2001-08-01 by elephant head keeper Broke Noonan: "Hands on training programme, daily Footcare, washdowns, and handling routines. Walked throughout zoo grounds daily, large outdoor enclosure with pool and mud wallow. Large indoor facility. Daily workouts include log work, keeper riding, public demonstrations.

References for records about Auckland Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Auckland Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

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Auckland Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2015-04-11Anjalee the elephant: auckland zookeeper has spent 6 months to get her here - Elephant News
2015-04-09Auckland-bound elephant anjalee arrives in niue - Elephant News
2015-03-13Auckland-bound elephant anjalee is on her way - Elephant News
Auckland zoo still working on niue elephant deal - Elephant News
2013-05-06Auckland zoo happiest home for this elephant - Elephant News
2013-04-20The tuakau zookeeper who was crushed to death by a former circus elephant broke her own rules about entering the animal's enclosure, a coroner says. - Elephant News
2020-11-25Auckland zoo announces decision to rehome elephants burma and anjalee - Elephant News

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