F2F EXCLUSIVE REVERSED

Go behind the scenes with a keeper and your own exclusive group. Meet an animal up close and learn about their lives at Hamilton Zoo.

Check out the schedule below for days/times. 

To place a booking inquiry, complete the form below and we'll get back to you with confirmation. 

 

*As of Monday 9 Sept, our primate encounters are ON HOLD. 
Did you know primates can catch the measles? With the recent cases of measles in Auckland and confirmed cases in Hamilton we have decided to delay our primate encounters until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in helping to keep each other, and our animals, safe and healthy. 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

BUY ZOO ADMISSION ONLINE

Encounter fee is 

$125

 

For a group of five people or less.
Additional people $25 per person.
Gift vouchers are available.

Red Panda

Only available for a limited time (June-Mid October) so get in quick.

You'll enter their enclosure with a keeper and meet our gorgeous red panda up close.

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Rhinoceros

Enter our rhino boma and meet these magnificent, massive animals up close. Find out about their lives at the Zoo and the issues they face in the wild from the keepers who care for them. 

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Lemurs

Take a seat inside the lemur enclosure where they will join you and pluck grapes right from your hand! 

A keeper from our primate team will tell you all about their lives at the Zoo and their species in the wild where they're critically endangered.

(Due to the current measles epidemic, to protect the health of our primates, our lemur encounters are currently on hold). Check back for updates early October.)

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Siamang Gibbons

Join a keeper at the impressive Siamang enclosure and go behind the scenes with the largest of the Gibbon family. 

Siamangs are intelligent and full of personality and you'll love meeting Itam or Kashi up close.

 

(Due to the current measles epidemic, to protect the health of our primates, our siamang encounters are currently on hold). Check back for updates early October.)

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Booked encounter schedule

Tuesday
9:30am
Red Panda
12:30pm
Lemurs (unavailable)
Wednesday
9:30am
Red Panda
12:30pm
Rhino
Thursday
9:30am
Red Panda
12:30pm
Lemurs (unavailable)
Friday
9:30am
Red Panda
11:30am
Lemurs (unavailable)
12:30pm
Rhino
Saturday
9:30am
Red Panda
1:00pm
Siamang (unavailable)
Sunday
12:30pm
Lemurs (unavailable)
1:00pm
Rhino
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:30am Red Panda
Red Panda
Red Panda
Red Panda
Red Panda
11:30am Lemurs (unavailable)
12:30pm Rhino
Lemurs (unavailable)
Rhino
Lemurs (unavailable)
Rhino
Lemurs (unavailable)
1:00pm Lemurs (unavailable)
Siamang (unavailable)
Rhino

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