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Honolulu Zoo

Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4096
Phone Number:
+1 808-971-7171
09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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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Cool little zoo

Went to the zoo to spend some time one afternoon and spent maybe 2 hours there, very cool little zoo with lots of animals and variety of animals, the hippo wasn't available for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gold Coast, Australia
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took kids to zoo, lovely zoo. A little disappointing as so hot many animals not in view. We did some but not as good as it could have been.

Thank Eatingout2015
New London, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This zoo was one of the best I've been to! They were different in that they had a lot of birds to look at which was interesting!! We spent about 3 hours there because there was so much to look at! My only complaint is that I got sun burned (which was my fault) because my sunscreen wore off and... More 

Thank raelanzrath
Spanaway, Washington
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended!! Take your time and spend a couple hours!! Most of the animals were out and giving us a chance to enjoy their SPLENDOR!!

Thank Tully19
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow! Really great experience here with the kids. You can get up close to many of the animals and the monkeys were amazing. Great African animals exhibits - loved the giraffes, elephants and zebras. The children's Zoo was pretty great too. We went early so it wasn't too busy and it was easy to walk around even with toddlers in... More 

Thank Heather C
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a really nice day out and the animals were so beautiful some of them I've never seen before, The monkeys were my favourite they had a little baby ones and they're being cheeky as ever if I ever get back over there I definitely go and see all the animals again my daughter and husband enjoyed the day... More 

Thank Jules1264
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was a very hot day, probably should have been in the hotel pool instead, but thoroughly enjoyed the zoo attractions just the same. We saw lots of animals, birds and reptiles. The only downside was the lack of refreshment stands along the path routes. Some were all closed up, which was surprising, so we had to wait until we... More 

Thank Beth A
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little zoo. The elephant exhibit was the highlight and the flamingos! Our fav thing was the Carps in the farm exhibit. These are the largest I have ever seen in all my world travels. We stayed for a good 20 minutes admiring them. I would have stayed longer if it wasn't for the kids dragging us away. We are... More 

Thank Monica C
Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the zoo to spend some time one afternoon and spent maybe 2 hours there, very cool little zoo with lots of animals and variety of animals, the hippo wasn't available for the day we went which was sad coz i've never seen a hippo, but enjoyed seeing many other animals. Surprisingly big inside, thought it would be much... More 

Thank lindamichelle1
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice zoo with a good selection of animals kept in large spacious enclosures and not to busy or crowded, within easy walking distance of Waikiki beach, very reasonable admission price and well worth a visit for couples or families

Thank Jonathan S
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little zoo. Lots of animals. Well set out as you follow a path around and see all the animals.

Thank Debbie23294

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