Todd Jenkinson – Relationships & Collection Development Manager

Todd has been working in the zoo industry since 1999. Since starting his career at the Kiwi Birdlife Park in Queenstown, Todd has held keeper, supervisor and management roles in both New Zealand and Australia including both urban and open range zoos/wildlife parks, as well as with private and government organisations.

The 19 years of zoo experience has also provided Todd with opportunity to also develop field skills with his experience working in-situ with Kakapo on Hauturu, Przewalski’s Horse in Mongolia and most recently managing the restoration project at Pukaha Mount Bruce.

Currently Todd is the Zoo & Aquarium Association NZ Fauna TAG co-convenor, as well as species co-ordinator for North Island Kaka, Kea and North Island Brown Kiwi.

Todd is hosted by Wellington Zoo in New Zealand and his primary role is to develop relationships with key government agency stakeholders on behalf of ZAA members, species programs and regional collection planning and member engagement.

When not at work, Todd spends time with his family on their Wairarapa property trapping pests, growing and planting native trees and trying to squeeze in the odd mountain bike ride.