• HOW TO MEND A KEA

    STORIES FROM WILDBASE

    Funds from this book go to help the Wildbase Hospital

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  • 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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  • “These little guys really need all the help they can get.”

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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 provides veterinary services and research to wildlife conservation in New Zealand. Find out how you can help.

News

Sea lion colony confirmed, but work still needed
While celebrating the Department of Conservation's announcement of a New Zealand sea lion (rāpoka) breeding colony on Stewart Island, a Massey...
Long stay at Wildbase almost over for penguin
A Fiordland Crested Penguin that has been at Massey's Wildbase Hospital since early November, is set to be released back into the wild this week.
Compassion fatigue low in wildlife carers
A survey of New Zealanders who work and volunteer as wildlife rehabilitators has found that most are able to keep a healthy balance despite the...
Children’s book celebrates wildlife hospital
The latest release from Massey University Press, How to Mend a Kea, proves it takes a village to write a book.
Kārearea pair choose Manawatū campus
A male and female kārearea have chosen Massey University as their hunting ground recently, giving staff and students rare glimpses of the bird...
Spoon, balloon and more removed from birds stomach
A plastic spoon, a pink balloon and some sharp unidentifiable plastic was taken from stomach of a giant petrel at Massey University's Wildbase...
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

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