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Hamilton Zoo, Hamilton

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Zoo / Aquarium
Marvel at a range of animals from around the world at Hamilton Zoo, one of the region's largest parks of its kind. Home to more than 400 individual animals representing over 90 species, the zoo boasts fan-favorite creatures like red pandas, lemurs, and Sumatran tigers. Wander the extensive grounds and its array of themed exhibits, where you can view chimpanzees, reptiles, rainforest residents, and local wetland creatures in their recreated natural habitats. Don't miss seeing the rare kunekune, a friendly pig species native to the country. Check out the website for information regarding keeper talks, special events, and group bookings. Use our Hamilton travel itinerary maker to visit Hamilton Zoo on your trip to Hamilton, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • Had a great day watching the baby rhino and the rest of his group as well as the baby chimp and family. Lots of other animals to see in a very natural setting which makes for a great walk. A wonderful...  more »
  • This was our 1st visit to the zoo. It is reasonably priced and has a wide selection of animals in large enclosures. Volunteers from Friends of Hamilton Zoo were on hand to give informative background ...  more »
  • this zoo is great ,lots to see and all the animals ,are well cared for ,and some are so funny to watch well worth a visit we will go again ,do go ,you wont be dissapionted ,  more »
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  • Lovely place to spend a morning / afternoon. There's heaps to see and there are frequent feedings, talks, and info sessions. All of the staff are helpful and informative. The cafe is quite decent, with a good range of choices in food and drink, and there is always plenty of parking.
  • Love this zoo. It's clean, well presented, and the animals all look happy. It's well designed for families and smaller children which is a big plus.
  • Easy to navigate makes it hard to miss any enclosure, very tame and amusing animals and priced good too. I would go back just to visit the bird enclosure again.
  • Wonderfull Zoo with a great layout system so that you can easily get around and see all the animals.
  • For me, the best zoo that I've seen. Nice place for families. I really recommend the Face 2 Face experience.