Zoo closed 26 Nov for Keeper training

calendar iconPosted 11 Nov 2019

Hamilton Zoo will be closed Tuesday 26 November to allow our Zoo Keepers to attend a special animal training day.

This professional development event (run by Hamilton Zoo in conjunction with animal behaviour specialists ZooSpensefull) is an opportunity for all Zoo Keeping staff to come together, along with other Zoo colleagues from around the country, to further their skills and expertise in training and conditioning techniques.

This training is vital as it helps us give our animals health checks and medical attention when needed, keep them stimulated and challenged and prepare them for visitor encounters. 

Hamilton Zoo will re-open Wednesday 27 November but there will be no animal encounters or keeper talks available on this day.

Keeper talks will resume on Thursday 28 November and encounters will resume Friday 29 November

Thank you for your understanding.


If you have any questions, please contact zoo.info@hcc.govt.nz