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Rotokauri School

Rotokauri sent us these pictures of the excellent enclosures their students created after their Zoo visit. 


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Otumoetai Intermediate School

Otumoetai Intermediate came to visit us, and then sent us these incredible enrichment creations! 

Thanks students of Otumoetai!

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Taumaranui High School

Christel from Taumaranui sent me some pictures of the one of her students has been doing. Nikita and some of her friends (and their Science teacher) have been up to some interesting stuff in the area of conservation. Nikita had organised with DOC to have the use of some traps. This was actually before their visit to the zoo, but the zoo trip re-affirmed for her the importance of the conservation of native species.

Marie from DOC joined them to teach them how to set the traps. 

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She has since found a local small holding on which to set the traps. The owners of the holding have heard some interesting bird calls on the property. At present, they have six traps set and they go out once a week to check them - they have caught several large rats. She is trying to obtain permission to set the other four traps in a local reserve.


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Hamilton East School

The Year 1 and 2 students from Hamilton East School sent us these pictures of the maps they created after their visit to the Zoo. They also told us that our Kunekune piglets were their favourites. :)

St. Joseph's Waihi

St. Joseph's Waihi came to visit us, and then went back to school and made their own enclosure models! Look at these wonderful pictures they sent us.

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Putaruru School

Putaruru Primary came to visit us, and then sent us these awesome cards and pictures of the work they did after their Zoo visit!

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Te Kuiti School

Tanya Roebuck, from Te Kuiti School, told us, "We did a lot of follow up work after our visit. I have included some of the pictures. Children created art pieces of animals, we made different enclosures to include a play activity for the animal which then led to us creating our own environment outdoor space for the children. We also learnt the Te Reo names for different animals."

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Insoll Ave School

Insoll Ave sent us this after their visit: 

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Matangi School

Matangi sent us this amazing work after their visit to the Zoo. Thanks Matangi!

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St. Pius X Catholic School

The students at St. Pius X Catholic School sent us these wonderful letters after their visit to the Zoo. 


Piopio Primary School

Piopio Primary school send us these awesome pictures of the work they did after their zoo visit. 

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Te Puke School

Te Puke school sent us these wonderful photos of the animal enclosures their students are making after their visit to Hamilton Zoo. 


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Thanks Te Puke!!



Taumaranui School

This letter came from Nikita, a Yr12 student at Taumaranui High School, after their visit:

On behalf of Taumarunui High School, I would like to say


It was real great opportunity to take part in and we all had a fantastic time. For me especially, I was so grateful to be chosen out of my class because I am studying geckos, skinks and frogs at the moment. I loved seeing the cute little Geckos crawling on the wall.

Thank you also for the zoo talk at the start, it was very informative and interesting. I was especially interested in the different feeding techniques for the animals.

Everything was super cool and I definitely learnt lots. Thank you again for giving our school this opportunity.



Brian Brewer sent us this wonderful story about Taumaranui School's visit: 

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