An attractive flamingo pond greets you at the entrance of this 42-acre municipal zoo in Waikiki. Rare wildlife inside the ... More
An attractive flamingo pond greets you at the entrance of this 42-acre municipal zoo in Waikiki. Rare wildlife inside the lush park includes the Hawaiian nene goose, Francois monkeys and Galapagos tortoises. There is a children's petting zoo with llamas and a retired milk cow. Just before, during, and after a full moon, the zoo's special "Zoo by Moonlight" guided tour offers an uncommon glimpse of the habits of nocturnal animals.
Thank you for this info. The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha Nebraska is great! We will vacation in Hawaii in April 2008 and NOT attend this site with our children 8 & 10. When we were in Hawaii in 2007 and questioned the quality.
First I would alert prospective visitors that there is inconspicuous signage in the parking lot and no meters, but you are expected to locate and purchase a parking pass or you will be ticketed as I was, $25 which if not paid in 10 days escalates to $45. This felt too much like a scam, and the third-world zoo did little to sweeten the experience. Visibility of many of the animals was limited if not impossible, directional signage not very helpful, and the place and a lot of the animals just didn't look very clean or well kept.
As a zoologist and former zookeeper I've seen a lot of zoos. While the Honolulu Zoo is small the variety of animals is great. The only place on the island to see snakes. All the animals are healthy, happy, and well cared for. Easy to see in half a day or linger over an entire day.
For those who complained about the cost just remember it pays to take care of a lot of anmals, many endangered. The cost to get in and gift shop purchases does not cover all the animal care but it helps. Worth a look if you need a place to relax and are on the island for more than a couple of days. We go every time we visit. With a membership you can ectually get discounts at other zoos
Family friendly. Great for couples. Great if you want a day to yourself.
Easy Parking. Easy to find.
We like the size of the zoo. It's easy to get around and see everything. There's a nice variety of animals for a small zoo. The children love the playground and grandma and grandpa like taking a break and watching them play. We visit here twice a year and always go to the zoo. The elephants just got a new home which we will be going to see.
you could not see the animals because the glass was so dirty a sumatra tiger was pacing up and down and got told the tiger wa going to france because it did not get on with the other tiger hot and you could not get a drink halfway through the zoo so hot some of the animals were not even there A TOTAL RIPP OFF i am an animal lover this place is not a zoo at all sad really would not go there again good luck for the animals there
The layout was very poor. It was not very clear on how to find all the animals. Some of the drink machines did not work or station was not open. It looked in some parts abandon. I took my 5 year old and only paid $8 dollars plus $3 parking which was the okay price for what a seen.Walking distance from the beach but watch the meters.
the zoo in Indianapolis layout and animal shows are way better but they both are small. The price is more in indy, but you pay for what you get.
We visit the zoo in every city we stay, and this zoo was small but nice. The animals looked healthy and it was clean. They have the most turtles we have seen in one place and got to watch feeding time. It was a great afternoon relaxation for us. We are going again in June 2012 and plan to visit the zoo again. It was my husbands favorite. I would recommend it to everyone. Just remember if you are use to big zoo's like Tampa, Memphis, Cincinitti, this one is about 1/5 the size but beautiful.
Went on October 27, 2006.
Most of the animals were hiding. Didn't see too many animals. Still have constructions in some area.
If you really plan to go, go with little children and bring them to the Petting Zoo first.
Since it's not very expensive and even small to look at on the outside you can bet it's not going to be the best zoo in the U.S. I won't say it's a total waste of money if you are just looking for something to do to waste time. Most of the animals there look unhappy and to be honest, I felt sorry for them. I think they deserve a bigger and better area to live in and what they have now if far from it.
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