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Honolulu Zoo

151 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808 971 7171
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Ranked #35 of 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Zoos
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: From pink flamingos to African giraffes, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a little bit of everything from the animal kingdom. Its animal population... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Awesome wee zoo. Loved the stroller hire and the fact that the animals all feel very 'up close'. Will definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great place for family with children. A great learning experience. Very clean and easy parking area.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We visited with our 4 year old and 2 year old. Was good for their ages and was a cheap morning compared to our Zoo back home.

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South San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

There isn't much in the way of shade or breeze from the ocean so this zoo is HOT. I think we went mid-day, so that didn't help--I suggest going right when it opens--maybe it's cooler. The zoo is fine, as far as zoos go. If you are bored and the kids are tired of the hotel, it is definitely worth... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

our kids liked the honolulu zoo, but to be honest it seemed very small for both the people and the animals. Maybe time for an update?

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Dieppe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It was clean, friendly staff, and not too busy! I'm still torn on whether I should support zoos or not. But they didn't have cold weather animals as other zoos in hot climates do. The animals seemed well taken care of, and zookeepers were friendly and informative. I also enjoyed the non-resident birds that were all over the place! They... More

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The first advise to this zoo is to bring as much drinking water as possible because the weather in Honolulu can get really hot and humid. The cost of drinks are a tad too expensive. I am actually surprised to see that there are quite a lot of animals and the elephants were awesome. There is a big park right... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Small but still nice place. Enjoyed all the birds. Gardens were pretty. Nice time.Very large turtles. Those things were huge. Interesting gators and monkeys as well.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Never been a huge fan of zoos but we all really enjoyed the Honolulu one. Just a wonderful layout and so many animals that we would never have a chance to see otherwise.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a great place to visit in Honolulu! There many animals to see and learn about animals. There a lot of birds running loose in their natural habitat and in the aviary the zoo has established. The zoo also has a farm animal section with various animals to pet. Several native animals that are on the endangered list are... More

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