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Hamilton Zoo includes the largest free flight aviary in New Zealand - housing species of native birds and plants, and an extensive stream and pond system.

Many species of native birds that thrive in the natural free flight environment contribute to carefully managed conservation programmes, designed to help New Zealand’s unique and endangered bird life.

Read more about Hamilton Zoo’s Recovery Programmes and how you can help.

Saving our native birds (916 KB)
Hamilton’s Gully Network (591 KB)

We have a variety of bird species throughout the zoo, both native and exotic.