• Help New Zealand’s endangered species

    Help Wildbase hospital save more of New Zealand’s endangered species

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  • When oil strikes

    Wildbase Oil Response is New Zealand’s frontline for wildlife emergency response after a marine oil spill

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  • Gold Conservation Partner

    Huge thanks to Shell New Zealand, who have supported us since 2001 and are now the Gold Conservation Partner of Wildbase.

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Wildbase - New Zealand's leading wildlife health centre

Wildbase is New Zealand's only dedicated wildlife hospital, and is having a huge impact on the survival of some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds and animals. Attached to Massey University’s veterinary school, Wildbase offers four areas of wildlife health: hospital, oil response, research and pathology.

Wildbase must expand!

Wildbase Hospital is at the forefront of veterinary care of New Zealand’s native birds, half of which are classified as threatened or endangered. 

Wildbase's wildlife vets treat over 300 patients a year in just 25 sqm. We desperately need to expand. Find out how you can help.

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Little Blue Penguin chick

Oiled penguins research gains US attention

University of Washington highlights Massey research into recovery of oiled penguins

Wildbase news

Kiwi fit to return to the wild
A feisty brown kiwi, dubbed Albion, from Taranaki was released back into the wild over the weekend after a month-long stay in Massey University's...
Wildbase to west coast waters for Taranaki penguin
A little blue penguin injured in a predator attack was returned to its home waters off the coast of New Plymouth last weekend following a two-month...
Internship day for next generation of scientists
Local intermediate school pupils were on the Massey University campus today participating in a Sciences Internship Day.
‘Wildlife ambulance’ delivers native patients
New Zealand's only dedicated wildlife hospital, Massey University's Wildbase has a new "wildlife ambulance" thanks to a kind donation from the...
Rena rehabilitation effective long-term
Research from members of Massey University's Wildbase Oil Response Team has shown oiled birds that are rehabilitated are able to return to normal...

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How you can help

If you come across wildlife that has been injured, or worse, there are some simple things you can do to help.

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Contact Wildbase

We are based in Palmerston North, at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Find out more about our staff and how to contact us.

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