Revamp for Hamilton Zoo chimp enclosure

Hamilton Zoo’s chimpanzee enclosure is getting a major upgrade with a new state-of-the-art fence, improved public viewing areas and better access to the outdoors for our popular chimp troop.

calendar icon Posted 5 February 2020

Teachers GO FREE this week!

Our education team is dedicated to working with teachers to provide the best learning experience at the Zoo for their students.

calendar icon Posted 20 January 2020

Our neighbours need our help

We've all seen the heart breaking images and footage of the devastation caused by the bush fires in Australia which continue to rage.

calendar icon Posted 20 January 2020

Zoos develop plan to help wildlife recover from Australia's bushfire crisis

The Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA) is mobilising its Wildlife Conservation Fund to support a large-scale, coordinated response of zoos, wildlife parks and aquariums to the drought and bushfire...

calendar icon Posted 17 January 2020

Zoo celebrates the festive season

 This Saturday (14 December), Christmas is coming to the Zoo.  

Santa will be amongst it of course, and there's free face painting.

calendar icon Posted 12 December 2019

Help us give a child a day to remember

In the lead up to Christmas Hamilton Zoo are supporting the Waikato Women's Refuge by asking the community to add $1 or more to their admission OR donate online.

calendar icon Posted 11 December 2019

Waiwhakareke opens to the public

Hamilton’s “urban island” long-term ecological restoration project, Waiwhakareke, will be open to the public from this Saturday, 16 November.

calendar icon Posted 11 Nov 2019

Zoo closed 26 Nov for Keeper training

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

calendar icon Posted 11 Nov 2019

Join the BUSIT Treasure Hunt at the Zoo

Join the BUSIT Treasure Hunt at the Hamilton Zoo these school holidays!

TUESDAY 8 OCTOBER!

Go for FREE rides on BUSIT’s double deckers departing The Base carpark or the Transport Centre and...

calendar icon Posted 26 September 2019

Zoo joins Duffy Books in Homes

Zoo education team leader Ken Millwood has been getting out to Waikato schools this month reading stories and giving away books as a Duffy Books in Homes role model.

calendar icon Posted 24 September 2019

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