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Through the looking glass...

SEVALNZCCM

NZCCM encounters are at 10.30am every Monday and Tuesday in our public gallery. 

These encounters allow for questions and answers with Auckland Zoo vets about the work and research conducted at the NZCCM.

New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine (NZCCM)

New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine

This state-of-the-art facility is the first national centre for conservation medicine in the world, and is a place where visitors can view our veterinary team in action!

Open from 9.30am to 4pm daily, the NZCCM's public viewing gallery offers visitors clear views into the centre's laboratory, large treatment room and operating theatre.Open from 9.30am to 4pm daily, the NZCCM's public viewing gallery offers visitors clear views into the centre's laboratory, large treatment room and operating theatre.

NZCCM encounters occur every Monday and Tuesday at 1.30 pm in our public gallery.To maximise viewing, cameras above the operating tables in both the treatment room and the operating theatre relay action (when appropriate) onto a large screen in the gallery.

The gallery also features dynamic interactive displays, and a diverse range of specimens, including animal embryos, and even the preserved testes of the zoo's castrated hippo, Fudge!

Conservation medicine is a practice that addresses the connections between our (human) health, with the health of animals and the environment. 

In addition to serving the Zoo's animals, the NZCCM strongly focuses on research, diagnostic work, and specialised teaching. It sees the Zoo progress its already key national role in native species conservation, and national bio security.

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opening hours

Winter (1 May to 31 August)
9.30am - 5pm
last admissions at 4.15pm

Summer (1 September to 30 April)
9.30am to 5.30pm
last admissions at 4.15pm

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Auckland Zoo
Motions Road
Western Springs
Auckland 1022