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Honolulu Zoo

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Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808 971 7171
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a...

From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a little bit of everything from the animal kingdom. Its animal population includes more than 64 reptile, 38 mammal and 160 bird species. The 42-acre facility is organized into three tropical ecological zones: Tropical Rainforests, Pacific Islands and the African Savanna. Among its highlights is a new $12-million, 1.5-acre Asian tropical elephant exhibit that includes a 7,260-squre-foot holding area and two 55,000-gallon pools.

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Varied selection of animals to see

There is a surprising number of interesting animals here for a small zoo. We also got to see the new African penguin exhibit replete with the mayor. Many habitats seem like they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a surprising number of interesting animals here for a small zoo. We also got to see the new African penguin exhibit replete with the mayor. Many habitats seem like they could use some updating but it was still very enjoyable.

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Laurel, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff, two ladies working in the birds area, answered our many questions and even knew of the Rainbow trees in their zoo. I was thinking I had to go to the Dole plantation to see them. There was quite a variety of animals and plenty of shade,water fountains and toilets.

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Pennellville, New York
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this zoo was in walking distance from our hotel. it is a nice zoo where you can see a lot of the animals we only find in pet stores here in new york, but bigger. They do have many other larger animals- monkeys , monitors, zebras, giraffes, and more.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I brought our 1 year-old here during the mid-day just to get some fresh air. Compared to other zoos I've been to (Minnesota/San Diego/ San Antonio) it's leaving something to be desired. The exhibits are fewer in number, smaller, and just not as well done. However, that aside it's still worth the time and money. When we visited there was... More 

Thank Stephanie H
Winnipeg, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun for all ages Great thing to do if the weather sucks Lots of great animals with a good variety Easily accessible

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San Antonio, TX
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zoo had lots of updating going on and therefore didn't get to see all areas. Some areas not as well maintained as others.

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been to other zoo' this one is worth a visit. But i would not spend the whole day there. Perhaps only an afternoon or morning if your hotel is around here, then i would choose a time when it does not interfere with other activities to go.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a nice little zoo. Its no Australia zoo or Taronga but it had lots of different animals and its a fair size. The African Savanna was well worth the visit. only disappointing factor was a large part of the zoo was closed and under renovation meaning the elephants, meerkats some monkeys and several other animals were not on show... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was mid renovation but still worth a trip to see a lot of animals/creatures I thought I would never see live. Pack your walking shoes, its actually quite large. Took us a good 4 hours to walk the circuit. Live petting zoo for the kids. Would recommend!

Thank Leigh H
Toukley, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the zoo for the day, some attractions where closed on the day, there are mainly one of each type of animal which was said as I felt the animals where lonely, the zoo is well set out, clean and well looked after only costs $14 for adults.

Thank Sue W

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