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Visiting Tips

Make the most of your day at Hamilton Zoo

Talk to Reception Staff on arrival

Our team are more than happy to give you the best advice on how to make the most of your day.

Rhinos and savannah animals (e.g. giraffes) have to be taken to and from their night enclosures every morning and evening so to avoid missing out on seeing these animals on display, as a general rule:



Keepers carry out rhino training and health checks on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9am.  This means that not all rhinos may be on display all the time, check with reception upon arrival for that day's activity.

Native Birds

Walking slowly and quietly through the free flight aviary will increase your chances of seeing native birds.


Keeping safe