This week Auckland Zoo’s “Pridelands” animals (giraffe, zebra, ostrich, rhinoceros, nyala) are off display while work is talking place on their exhibits. The rhinoceros and nyala paddock is being extended to include the former hippo exhibit (which has been empty for a while now) with access to a watering hole. I posted some photos on the previous page of what this was looking like during my visit last month. They are hoping it will be completed this weekend in time for the school holidays. The reason the rest of the Pridelands animals are off display is because I believe they are making modifications to the fence that separates the giraffe and rhino paddocks. The zoo said on Facebook that the plan is to have the zebra, ostrich, nyala and guinea fowl able to access the entire space but still keep the rhinos and giraffes confined to their own exhibits - this will apparently be an outcome the keepers will be working towards (similar to how in the early days of the Pridelands exhibit the springbok could choose to be in with the rhinos or giraffes - not sure why they ended up patching the holes in the fence).