Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Hilo

3.6
#5 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Hawaii
Visit Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, a zoo actually located in a rain forest. With only 4.9 hectares (12 acres) of land, it's easy to explore the entire park and meet its inhabitants in a day. Take a walk through the rain forest and gardens, view 80 species of animals and 40 species of plant life, and interact with wildlife at the park's petting zoo. Though the park no longer has its famous white Bengal tiger, it is still home to a number of fascinating creatures, including the endangered nene, the Hawaii state bird. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Hilo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Visited the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens on Jan. 14th and was taken back by the beauty. The setting is lush and well maintained. It's a small zoo and is free but I would encourage everyone to...  more »
  • A very well kept zoo with some very beautiful animals especially the White Tiger. The mostly level paved trails wind all through and lead you to all the different areas. The animals all seemed to be.....  more »

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