A couple of weeks back I went on this weekend workshop in Wellington with INNZ. During the weekend we went to various sites around the capital; Wellington Zoo, Carter Observatory, Zelandia, and TePapa. The highlight of the weekend was definitely The Nest, Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital and centre for native wildlife.
The Nest is set up so that Zoo visitors can see real veterinary procedures, care and check-ups through glass walled surgical units which face on to a gallery.
We got a tour through the building by Oliver from the zoo. It was very cool. (one of the surgical room in the background).
With the units open view they are not meant to be filtered in anyway for kids. It caters for both learning and real circumstance. The odd animal may unfortunately come in in bad condition (from the zoo and wellington area) and viewer get to see it all.. People are encouraged to ask questions by clicking a button on the window. The vets are micced up to answer questions and talk through what they are doing with the animals.
More on the Nest here.
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