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We have two new arrivals here at Wellington Zoo, who will be out and about meeting visitors! Wellington Zoo has been involved in Tuatara conservation for over one hundred years – and these beautiful Tuatara will be great new ambassadors to help share the story of their wild relatives. These spunky Tuatara will give visitors a chance to make their own personal connection with nature - but one of them still needs a name!

With beautiful red colouring, and a lively attitude to match – this Tuatara is likely to capture hearts all over the Zoo. We’re auctioning off the chance to name this native treasure, as well as meeting this new addition up close and personal!

Known to live for over one hundred years, this could be the perfect opportunity to give your loved ones a lasting gift like no other!

Wellington Zoo has been involved in Tuatara conservation for over one hundred years – and these beautiful Tuatara will be great new ambassadors to help share the story of their wild relatives with even more visitors each day.

The proceeds of the auction will go towards helping us look after our Tuatara along with all the other amazing animals at Wellington Zoo.

Prize includes:

- The chance for you and one friend to meet our Tuatara and explore the Zoo
- The chance to name one of our new Tuatara
- 1x Kiwi or Kakariki Zoo Crew membership for 1 year, allowing you to visit your Zoo all year round

The fine print!
• Bidders are bidding for the opportunity to meet and name the Tuatara only
• The winning bidder has no rights to the animal’s image or the animal itself.
• Wellington Zoo Trusts reserve the right to approve the winning names chosen for our Tuatara.
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  • Store location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

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