This week is Māori Language Week!

We value Te Reo Māori at the Zoo and we work closely with local iwi, Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te ika. Earlier this year we created a phrase in Te Reo Māori that encapsulates the kaupapa of Wellington Zoo - Me tiaki, kia ora! 

Broadly translated, this means we must look after the environment, so all life will flourish. It is up to us, collectively, to make a difference for animals and the wild places they call home.

Give Te Reo Māori a try this week - there are some great resources online to help you kōrero and check out our animal phrase guide. See if you and the family can identify the Te Reo Māori name for each of the animals.

Kia Kaha te Reo Māori!