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Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, Hilo

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Visit Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, a zoo actually located in a rain forest. With only 4.9 hectares (12 acres) of land, it's easy to explore the entire park and meet its inhabitants in a day. Take a walk through the rain forest and gardens, view 80 species of animals and 40 species of plant life, and interact with wildlife at the park's petting zoo. Though the park no longer has its famous white Bengal tiger, it is still home to a number of fascinating creatures, including the endangered nene, the Hawaii state bird. Plan your visit to Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hilo travel itinerary planner.
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  • There were 7 in our group from 3 1/2 to 70 and all very much enjoyed the variety of animals. We watched as volunteers "socialized" many of the parrots out of their cages. It was obvious how much these...  more »
  • On the day we arrived it was overcast and rainy. Yet the animals were livey and vibrant. The Bengal tigers were on the move in their enclosure. The peacocks, on the other hand, were left to rome free ...  more »
  • There was a ton to see at this FREE zoo just outside Hilo. We saw White tiger and Bengal tiger as well as a host of other critters. The grounds were immaculate, the staff friendly and the animals look...  more »
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  • This zoo is free! If you love animals this has plenty of unique animals. Stroller's available and a snack shop. The Tigers were my favorite 😁
  • This was a quiet retreat with the kids to explore, see some animals and enjoy the sun. The play area was great and we enjoyed the covered areas for play out of the direct sun. The tigers and monkeys were a hit. It's a free park but donations were welcome.
  • A free zoo with lots of beautiful animals to see. The best part is that it's not even a crowded place.
  • This place is great. It's free and fun for the kiddos. There are alot of different things to see and the staff is super friendly. The playground is also a great spot for the kids to burn off energy.
  • Great local zoo. Our kids loved it. So much to see ... Tigers, monkeys, alligators, exotic birds, farm animals, and much more! Admission is free, but donations are suggested.