The drowned continent of Zealandia is one of my favorite areas of the world, for both the flora and fauna. I love birds, and New Zealand and New Caledonia are dominated by an impressive array of them. Even with many of the most interesting now extinct, you still have the only corvid observed to use tools in the wild, flightless and meat-eating parrots, birds that fill the niches of badgers and squirrels, parrots with funny bifurcated crests, and the kagu. I love bats and New Zealand was home to two species of nearly terrestrial bats, one still extant. I love taxonomy, and New Zealand is home to a genus of reptile which is (almost literally) in a class of its own. I was really excited by the San Diego Zoo, which had the kagu (which I hadn't known any zoo in North America had, and kiwis (which I don't know that I've seen in the flesh before). However I missed seeing the kea because I didn't know that they had one before I went, learned about it about twenty minutes before the zoo closed, couldn't find the exhibit in time. I missed seeing the horned parakeets because when I asked about the New Caledonian crow, a staff member told me that the only birds from New Caledonia they had were the kagu. Though hopefully I'll visit my cousin in San Diego again sometime in the next year or two and have the opportunity to rectify this situation, I'd hate to make a similar mistake again. I was wondering if people know which zoos in North America and particularly the United States have animals native to New Zealand or New Caledonia? Same for Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands for that matter, though given that the most interesting of the endemic species on those islands are dead, it seems unlikely. In order of the species I most want to see, knowing that I will have to travel to Australasia to see at least some of them: kakapo kokako short-tailed bat kea tieke (either species) tui kagu horned parakeet new caledonian crow kiwi (any species) kaka tuatara (either species) uvea parakeet takahe weka stitchbird Mind you, these are just the animals that I know I really want to see; I'm sure there are animals in New Zealand and New Caledonia I would be excited to see even without knowing I want to see them. I know that there are no kakapo outside of New Zealand and that the only kagu in North America are in the San Diego Zoo. I know that the San Diego Zoo is the only zoo in the US with Brothers Island tuatara and doesn't exhibit them, but I don't know about North Island tuatara. I know that the Bronx and Smithsonian zoos have kiwis, which suggests others might, but there don't seem to be any zoos in Texas that do (at least not the San Antonio, Houston and Dallas zoos, which I checked as the most likely suspects). I know there are people in the UK and Canada who have keas as pets, which suggests they'd be relatively easy for a zoo to obtain, but again, no luck with Texas zoos. The rest of the animals on my list, I have not a clue. The weka, horrned parakeet, New Caledonian crow, and tui all seem like plausible zoo animals, being at worst Vulnerable in the wild and being interesting to look at (or at least to watch, in the crow's case), but again, they don't seem to be in Texas. At the other end of the spectrum, I'd be very surprised if kokakos, tiekes, stitchbirds, or short-tailed bats were found in zoos in North America, but I'd have said the same about the kagu before visiting the San Diego Zoo. Someday I hope to take a trip to New Zealand and New Caledonia, and I will be in heaven when I do. But for now, I'm just hoping not to miss out any any more animals from those countries in the zoos I visit in the future.