Can you tell us about the history of Hamilton Zoo and a bit about the park today? Hamilton Zoo started its life as Hilldale Game Farm in 1966 under the ownership of Mr and Mrs Powell, breeding and raising pheasants for sale to the Acclimatisation Society. They also began a small collection of exotic mammals […]
Saving Long-tailed Bats through Project Echo
Hamilton is one of the only New Zealand cities to still support a resident long-tailed bat population – yet due to their small size and nocturnal nature, many residents are unaware they could be sharing their properties with this native species. Hamilton Zoo is doing its bit to raise the profile of long-tailed bats and help ensure their long-term future in the city through Project Echo.
Hamilton Zoo – Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park
Restoring 60 hectares of land back into its former glory is no easy task but thanks to the efforts of Hamilton Zoo, other local agencies, and the community, the rich ecological diversity of the Hamilton Basin can now be rediscovered and enjoyed by generations to come…