We know that you’re just as excited as we are about our fabulous Snow Leopard Project, and the arrival of Asha and Manju to Wellington Zoo. Our community support is helping us bring this exciting project to life.

Initially, construction on the Snow Leopard habitat was due to be complete In December, with Asha and Manju arriving shortly afterwards. Unfortunately, due to the relentless wet weather during July and August and other unavoidable delays, we can no longer make this timeline.


Our updated construction programme shows that the Snow Leopard habitat will be completed in February 2023, with Asha and Manju arriving in March 2023.


We can’t wait to welcome Asha and Manju to Wellington Zoo in March, and while we are disappointed about the construction delay, we know that this will give us the best outcome for the habitat, visitors and the Snow Leopards. 


We want to thank you for your ongoing support, and rest assured we’ll continue to keep you updated on the Snow Leopard Project.