3 Feb 2016

Review of Hamilton zoo commissioned

12:56 pm on 3 February 2016

The Hamilton City Council has commissioned the international consultancy company, Pricewaterhouse Coopers to undertake an external review of the city's zoo.

Hamilton Zoo after the deadly tiger attack

Hamilton Zoo after the deadly tiger attack Photo: RNZ / Andrew McRae

An independent review was announced in November after the council said it wanted to ensure the ratepayer-owned zoo delivered value for money and is a safe place for staff, animals and visitors.

It follows the death of a keeper who was attacked by one of the zoo's tigers.

The council said the review will cover animal enclosures, staffing, operating procedures, health and safety and risk management, and opportunities to improve the zoo.

It was expected to be finished next month.

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