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Honolulu Zoo

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
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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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I love visiting this Zoo. It's quite big and makes for a good walk. Best to go as soon as it opens before the crowds rush in. Lot's to see, but sometimes some animals only come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely visit here on the last day of our holiday in Waikiki. The zoo is very accessible from the beach / most hotels by foot. There is a lovely park at the front where you can find shade from the sun. At 14 dollars admission for adults we thought this was good value for... More 

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Seguin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love zoos and Honolulu Zoo did not disappoint.The animals were lovely and out to be seen. The large trees provided plenty of shade for the hot and humid day.

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Thank Tay23
Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo offers an easy to walk path and lots of animals to see. It does offer a lot of birds, but there plenty of other animals too. The chimps are especially fun and entertaining. If you're a Pokemon go player, know this: the zoo has about 20 stops. Oahu players often have zoo parties on the weekend so lures... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Since its summer, the zoo was really hot. (Pro tip: bring your own water) Since it was hot not many animals were out and there are some construction going on. The Keiki area is where you should go!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I agree with other reviews that say some of the enclosures are dirty and unkempt. Was't expecting a great deal, however it filled in a couple of hours. We liked the zebras and the giraffes. The tiger was in a back enclosure when we arrived, but was let out around 12pm, which was good, as my daughter was intent on... More 

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San Jose, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This probably used to be a great zoo, now it looks old and tired. There are mostly birds in the zoo. Most of the other animals weren't visible and the ones we could see looked tired and bored. Generally the zoo could use a good cleaning and sprucing up.

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Thank ChuJuMo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love visiting this Zoo. It's quite big and makes for a good walk. Best to go as soon as it opens before the crowds rush in. Lot's to see, but sometimes some animals only come out after noon. The morning I went I didn't get to see the elephants as they were only going to be let out at... More 

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Blanchester, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nice zoo that is flat and easy to walk. Reasonably priced. Some animals you don't see in the Mainland. Have special events at time. Good selection of monkeys that yell at each other in the morning.

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Thank randvs14
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo was right across the street from our hotel. The zoo was large but didn't have many animals, I would say about 1/3 of the animals are birds. This zoo would be great for the bird lovers!

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Thank DavisFamilyBayboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really cool, pack a picnic and plan to spend the whole day exploring. Each time I'm amazed how big this zoo is and how close to the natural habitat of each animal it resembles. They do offer food and drinks for purchase and there are plenty of shady areas. We noticed that someone had their birthday party... More 

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