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.

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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.

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Teachers GO FREE on weekdays

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

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Join the BUSIT Treasure Hunt at the Zoo

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

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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.

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Zoo hosts conservation week event at Waiwhakareke

“Schools Day brings conservation week to life for students,” says Mr Millwood.“They learn how small actions can make a big difference towards encouraging change, while experiencing the amazing setting of...

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Wintec and Hamilton Zoo collaboration for students

Hamilton Zoo’s Jesse Golden (left), Mel Brookfield (third left) and Wintec animal care students at Hamilton Zoo.

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Primate encounters ON HOLD

Our 55 primates are an important part of our animal collection, and are popular with many of our visitors.

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This week is the perfect time to check out the awesome experiences and activities available right on your doorstep.

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We're celebrating father's day all weekend!

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