• 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

Attached to Massey University’s veterinary school, Wildbase Hospital is New Zealand's only dedicated wildlife hospital. We are at the forefront of veterinary care of New Zealand’s native birds, half of which are classified as threatened or endangered.

We treat some of the most vulnerable wildlife on the planet. Our patients are rare and endangered native birds, reptiles and mammals from all over New Zealand.

Wildbase Research promotes collaborative investigation and management of wildlife in support of the welfare and conservation of New Zealand native fauna.

Wildbase Oil Response undertake the care, rehabilitation and release of animals after a marine oil spill. We also provide training internationally.

Wildbase Pathology provides diagnostic services to protect the health and welfare of captive and free-living New Zealand wildlife.

Wildbase Recovery will be a group of purpose-built recuperation aviaries. Built and owned by Palmerston North City Council, it will be co-occupied and managed by Massey University's Wildbase.

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.


Swimming laps for release
A yellow-eyed penguin is eager to catch the next flight home after a solid recovery at Massey University's Wildbase Hospital
New building houses unique wildlife hospital
Massey University's Wildbase Hospital has moved into new premises 10 times larger than the previous space at the University's Manawatū campus.
George Mason drives Wildbase kiwi study
The George Mason Charitable Trust will contribute $50,000 per annum for three years, in order to fund a Massey University Wildbase study into...
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...

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