Dragon gets 50th makeover
It’s been slain, befriended and played on by countless children over the years and this month Auckland Zoo’s playground dragon turns 50.
The 15-metre-long dragon has become a much-loved zoo icon and famous photo stop.
The zoo is looking for historic photos to mark his birthday and is encouraging the public to send in their photos, old and new.
All pictures are welcome and will be displayed in the zoo’s children’s area from September 26 to October 11.
All photo entrants will also go in the draw to win zoo prizes.
The dragon is off display until October 3 because he is receiving a birthday makeover.
Photo entries can be hand delivered to the zoo, emailed to pic sweb@ auckland city.govt.nz or mailed to Dragon Photo Competition, Auckland Zoo, Private Bag, Grey Lynn, Auckland.
For more information visit www.aucklandzoo.