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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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Don't go in summer

We came in summer and it was just too hot! The animals aren't very active as its too hot for them so come early morning or late afternoon. However there was a great variety of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Heather R
Ballina, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cost for family pass was reasonable. There are lots different kind of animal to see with a close up so that we can take a great photos with. A great place to visit for family and friends.

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Ballina, Australia
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came in summer and it was just too hot! The animals aren't very active as its too hot for them so come early morning or late afternoon. However there was a great variety of animals to see

Thank Heather R
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In my numerous previous visits to Waikiki, I had never visited the zoo in the park. It is really quite nice. Almost all the area is shaded. There are numerous animals and ample description. I noted many families with children of all ages. It was a wonderful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the crowds, shops, and restaurants. There... More 

Thank MrBretz
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Honolulu Zoo, while small by some standards is full of fascinating and well cared for animals. It is just the right size and in just the right place. It is right at the end of Kalakaua Avenue where most of the Hotels of Waikiki stop and Kapiolani Park Begins. The Gibbons are fun, the elephants are in a big space,... More 

Thank Pablo8082013
Saskatoon, SK
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our third visit to Honolulu and our third visit to the zoo. Something usually has changed each time we come back and we like to see the familiar animals. The park is also beautiful with big open spaces. Looking forward to seeing the new lizard house when it's built.

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devon uk
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90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we visited the zoo one afternoon when the weather was a bit cloudy.The zoo was within walking distance from Waikiki so very easy to get to.All the animals looked well and the zoo is easily walked around.the cafe etc provided good quick eats and drinks,all in all a good experience

Thank tounsley
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The zoo is always a fun place to go especially on a date with your girlfriend or little sibling, i happen to go when the baby lions were really small and adorable. had a great time :)

Thank Matt B
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is definitely not one of those big time zoos you'll hear about. This zoo is quite small actually but has improved greatly in recent years. If you're looking for a quick nice stroll to enjoy the animals I would recommend the Honolulu Zoo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo enclosers looked like they needed a little bit of TLC ! There we hardly any animals out, seems as if we were staring at empty exhibits.

Thank Jordyn Q
North Rustico, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our morning at the zoo, its not a hugh zoo just right, gets to hot walking around. we went at 10am some of the animals were in shaded areas at that time, to hot can't blame them. they have a nice little gift shop where I picked up t-shirts for my grand children.

Thank Cheryl B

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