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Do creepy crawlies get your heart beating? Get close to some of our creepiest critters right here at Wellington Zoo on Halloween!

As a Halloween special, we are offering the chance to take part in an exclusive one-off Close Encounter with our Tarantula, and the opportunity to name one of these eight-legged wonders! See these amazing arachnids up close like never before.

The proceeds of the auction will go towards helping us look after our eight-legged friends, along with all the other amazing animals at Wellington Zoo. As part of our commitment to New Zealand conservation, we provide free veterinary care for native animals at Wellington Zoo – treating over 1,000 patients last year alone! This auction helps us continue to provide free care for native wildlife.

This auction closes on Monday 29th October, so get in quick for this exclusive experience! Happy bidding, and good luck!

Prize includes:

- A close encounter with our Tarantula for 2 people - to be taken on Halloween day, Wednesday 31st October (or a day of your choice)
- The chance to hold and name one of these amazing spiders
- 1x Kiwi or Kakariki Zoo Crew membership for 1 year

The fine print!
• Bidders are bidding for the opportunity to participate in a one off Tarantula encounter and name the Tarantula 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 name chosen for the Tarantula.
• All encounter participants must be 6 years or older, and the group must include at least one parent or guardian 18 or over.
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  • Store location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

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