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History of the Marlborough Zoological Park (Closed)

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Zoofan15, 6 Jan 2021.

  1. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

    7 Mar 2015
    New Zealand
    Marlborough Zoological Park

    There’s an interesting article (with photos and videos) here about the Marlborough Zoological Park: The New Zealand zoo that was washed away in a weekend

    Set on 8ha of land, the zoo officially opened on 01/01/1982 and closed the same decade. It suffered a major flood in 1983 - which is the main focus of the article.

    The zoo received it’s animals from New Zealand zoos, which contributed surplus stock from their collections. This included lions and ‘Bengal’ tigers from Orana Wildlife Park; Collared peccaries, descended from Wellington Zoo’s 1969 import; and Indian antelope from Auckland Zoo (who once held a large herd).