Friends of the Zoo
Supporting the Zoo since 1983.
By joining the Friends of the Zoo, you are supporting the Zoo's work in wildlife conservation and education for future generations.
Their role includes:
Promoting Hamilton Zoo as a conservation and educational facility
Raising support for its development and use
Organising fundraising activities for specific and general projects
Friends of the Zoo membership includes:
10% discount on a Hamilton Zoo Annual Pass for the named Friends of Hamilton Zoo member and in line with the membership category (i.e. adult, family, child, etc)
Twice yearly invites to special events at the zoo (for example; private keeper talks, opening of new enclosures, behind the scenes tour)
Active members are welcome to attend the Friends' bi-monthly meetings.
Membership is renewable annually on 31 October.
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children 3-15 years - non-transferrible) $40 p.a.
Adult $15 p.a.
Child (3-15 years, additional to other memberships only) $6 p.a.
For a membership application form, click here.
The Friends of Hamilton Zoo Inc. is a registered charitable organisation, so all donations of $5 or more can be claimed back for a partial refund from the Inland Revenue Department.
The Friends are an independent organisation and membership applications are not processed by the Zoo. The 10% discount on annual passes can be claimed following confirmation of your membership by Friends of the Zoo.
Projects / Events
Hamilton Zoo is fortunate to have the support of the Hamilton community and beyond. Over the years Friends of Hamilton Zoo have donated towards:
Rhino House and paving. Friends of Hamilton Zoo raised $11,000 towards this project.
Two Moultrie motion activated cameras. These cameras enable us to capture great images of our animals such as the birth of our baby rhino and intimate moments between mother and baby red panda.
Parrot Court aviary upgrades
State of the art X-Ray and weighing equipment