Chimpanzee Enclosure

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Updated 25 Jan 2021

Our chimpanzee troop are off display while their enclosure gets a major upgrade. We replaced the fence around the perimeter of their outdoor exhibit and are upgrading the public access and viewing areas around the enclosure. A new viewing platform has been installed.

The chimpanzees now have access to their upgraded outdoor enclosure but the path and viewing platform is not open to public. We are giving the chimpanzees time to acclimate to their new space first. Animal welfare is our number one priority. We are also finalising elements of the visitor paths and viewing platforms.

If you look down towards the chimp enclosure from the red panda area you may see them out getting use to their new space.


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Updated 27 Oct 2020

We are excited to announce we have four cheetah males transferring to Hamilton Zoo. Meet Manni, Denzel, Bomani and Radi! Our ‘coalition’ of cheetah is coming to us from Australia so there have been a few Covid-related delays but as soon as we have a set date, you’ll be the first to know. Until then, the enclosure which will be their home is under development to be ready when they arrive.

Tuatara House


Updated 27 Oct 2020

We have an exciting new area underway, near the Parrot Court. The Tuatara House will be a new home for our tuatara where you will be able to see these guys up close.

Eel pond


Updated 27 Oct 2020

Eels are amazing and we're excited to be developing a new eel pond area at the Zoo. You'll be able to find the eel pond in the Weka Walk as soon as it's finished. Due to this work, a small section of the Weka Walk is closed.