"HAMILTON ZOO" Te Rapa by kiwi

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I have such mixed feelings about animals in zoo, but realise that in the world of today, it's a necessary institution to save many species.
It felt very strange to be seeing African animals, for example, here in the Waikato of New Zealand. As well, I frequently wondered how these animals coped with our damp and cold winters. Obviously we don't get as cold as some places, but the long periods of dull and wet days, can drive me crazy so I wonder about the animals.
Having this zoo in our region gives us all, and especially children, the chance to view and think about the plight of foreign animals, such as the tiger and lions etc.
So I find myself writing here about Hamilton Zoo, located on the edge of Hamilton city, Waikato region, North Island, New Zealand, South Pacific, that is next to Antarctica :-))

  • Last visit to Te Rapa: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Sep 16, 2006
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  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2006 at 4:50 AM

    Hamilton Zoo seems to be very similar to Colchester Zoo - which we visited two weeks ago - also part of breeding programmes, and with generous enclosures for the animals.

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