Our neighbours need our help


calendar iconPosted 20 January 2020

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

The conservation and well being of animals is our core purpose and the news that more than a billion animals are estimated to have perished hit us hard. Zoo Keeper Alana led the way and raised an impressive $800 by putting on a special morning tea featuring home baked treats that were sold to the Zoo team. This has been donated to The Rescue Collective.

Financial support continues to be desperately needed so we invite our visitors and community to join us. Help us save wildlife, and when the fires clear, restore their home.

From Saturday 18 January you can donate when you visit Hamilton Zoo. Simply add a donation of your choice to your admission, visit the Zoo reception to make a donation or donate online

We will be making a donation from the Hamilton Zoo Conservation Fund and passing on 100% of the money raised to the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Wildlife Conservation Fund.

ZAA is the professional membership organisation representing zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries and wildlife parks across Australasia.

The ZAA Wildlife Conservation Fund supports a large-scale, coordinated response to the drought and bushfire crisis and funds will be allocated to the rescue and rehab of drought and fire-affected native wildlife and the restoration and rehab of affected native habitats.

Find out about the ZAA plan to help wildlife recover.

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