Hamilton Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals, the only fishing cats and the largest free-flight aviary in New Zealand dedicated to native birds and plants. See exotic species like giraffes, zebras, chimpanzees, red pandas, lemurs and Sumatran tigers as well as farm animals like kune kune pigs.
Hamilton Zoo is committed to inspiring conservation action through participation in various projects and contributing to breeding programmes for endangered species like southern white rhino, once there were only 100 left in the world, now there are more than 20,000.
Talk to our team
Our reception team can help you to make the most of your day. When you arrive, they will inform you of any schedule changes, animals off display or special event updates.
Zoo Keeper Talks
Keeper talks are unscheduled. Keep an ear out for for pop up talks during your visit.