Auckland Zoo opened in Western Springs in 1922, after taking over the animals of a private zoo in Onehunga. It increased its collection by asking business people to bring back animals from overseas trips. In 1973 the elephant Kashin was bought with funds provided by a local bank. The bank distributes Kashin piggy banks to young savers.
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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith
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