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Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo - Hilo, Hawai'i,
by ALOHA DEAN


 

Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo is located in Hilo on the island of Hawaii. Zoo is very  unique, first  off all It is the only natural tropical rainforest zoo in the United States and second, Admission is free

Zoo is home to more than 80 animal species including the endangered Nene (Hawaii State Bird) and Namaste', a white Bengal Tiger.

You are invited to picnic in the shade of over 100 varieties of Palm or stroll with Peacocks in the extensive collection of Orchids, Clumping Bamboos and Tropical Rhododendrons. The planting effort by volunteers is continuous and the Zoo grounds are considered a botanical garden. Use the links on the left to view samples and information from this remarkable landscape.

Trails have been paved, but you should take an umbrella for protection from the frequent showers. For more info please visit www.hilozoo.com.

Stainback Hwy. off Hwy. 11,
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-8411

COST: Free. OPEN: Daily 9-4.

Gift Shop is open 9 - 4 daily
(808) 959-9233

Petting Zoo every Saturday 1:30 - 2:30
Tiger feeding 3:30 daily

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