Famous for being home to the largest collection of animals in New Zealand, the Auckland Zoo has won numerous international and national environmental-related awards. Established in 1922, the zoo houses over 860 animals of nearly 138 species. Roughly divided into areas by biome or the region of the species’ origin, the zoo is greatly involved in research and conservation of animals. A recently opened attraction at the zoo is Te Wao Nui, where about 60 different animal species and 100 native plant species can be found. An excellent Auckland city hotel is Copthorne Hotel Auckland City. With an ideal location and five-star comforts, the central Auckland hotel caters to all types of travellers.