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Auckland Zoo has just celebrated its centenary and senior primate keeper Christine Tintinger has been there for 40 of those, dedicating her life to the care of its animals, including the Zoo’s orangutans. Her inspiring story, and many others, is featured in the book Auckland Zoo: 100 Years, 100 Stories, $55, which showcases the Zoo’s rich and colourful history: from its fraught origins in Onehunga (with complaints of roaring lions!) to its established home in Western Springs. You’ll discover a diverse collection of captivating stories – personal accounts of former sta who lived within the Zoo grounds; unexpected animal adventures, day-to-day life at the Zoo (how do you anaesthetise a flamingo?) and insights into the ground-breaking conservation work by the Zoo and its partners. All profits from the sale of this book go towards wildlife conservation.