The Honolulu Zoo, located in Queen Kapiʻolani Park in Honolulu, Hawai'i, spans over 42 acres and is home to 905 different animals from the tropics. Established in 1877 as Kapiolani Park, it has transformed into a full-fledged zoological facility. The Honolulu Zoo's primary emphasis is on the conservation of tropical species, and it boasts exhibits that span three distinct ecosystems: the African Savanna, Tropical Rainforests, and Pacific Islands.
Visitors to the Honolulu Zoo are treated to various wildlife native to the Pacific, African, and Tropical regions. The Zoo provides a captivating walk-through experience with open-air, moated exhibits for comfortable and natural animal habitats and an immersive experience for the observers. Some of the Zoo's highlights include the elephant habitat, a vast African Savanna ecosystem, a diverse bird collection, and a petting zoo. The Zoo also offers a variety of educational programs and events for visitors of all ages.
The Honolulu Zoo is heavily involved in conservation initiatives, especially those relevant to its tropical and Pacific Island habitats. It participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for several of its resident endangered species. The Zoo also emphasizes education about conservation and the ecosystem, offering numerous programs to inform and engage the public about environmental and conservation issues.
Zoo Size:9 acres
Number of Species on Display:80+
Number of Animals:160+
Key Exhibits:Kansas Wildlife Exhibit || Prairie Dog Exhibit || Waterfowl and Wetlands Area || Bobcat Exhibit || Birds of Prey Exhibit || Otter Exhibit