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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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Nice thing to do with young kids

We spent a few hours here with our 18 month old son. It has a fairly good variety of animals to see, a nice playground for kids and is not too big. The food available was fairly... read more

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Phoenix, Arizona
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Made it to the Honolulu Zoo slightly before noon. It was getting hot, and couldn't see most of the animals...probably they were under cover, sleeping, etc. Even if they were all out and active, we've been to better zoos. That said, it's something to do, and the parking is cheap and plentiful. Waikiki Beach is across the street. The kids... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a few hours here with our 18 month old son. It has a fairly good variety of animals to see, a nice playground for kids and is not too big. The food available was fairly average so I would either bring your own food or buy something when you leave.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located within walking distance of most Waikiki hotels, Honolulu Zoo is a lovely place to spend a few hours. As there are no native Hawaiian animals (apart from a few birds), the zoo focuses on other animals, with a large section devoted to Africa. The Keiki Zoo (the kids' section) was a little disappointing, as there wasn't much to see... More 

Thank DV226
Independence, Missouri
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful collection of exotic birds - great small zoo. Particularly loved the lemur and the orangutans. The giraffes were amazing and there was some tiny creature who looked like a deer, but wasn't any bigger than a big dog. He was darling. Oh and the penguins! Rotten tiger wouldn't turn around and look at us. The price was a little... More 

Thank Sulleysgirl58
Leamington, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great attraction to see all of the animals in the zoo. Enjoyed the walk and seeing all the exhibits and plants. Very interesting. Highly recommended

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with hubby and initially we were pleasantly surprised by the price - probably half what we would pay for the zoo in the UK. If you like birds you should be OK. That's pretty much all there is. We saw a couple of zebra, a few giraffes and the backs of some tired lions. There were also some... More 

Thank Gaynor O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry ... I hate giving a bad review to a zoo but this one is fairly sad ... really little kids might like it but my two who normally really enjoy zoos where very disappointed... there were hardly any animals ... where there should have been a troop of monkeys there was only two ... we have a small zoo... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have all of the important animals, giraffes, tiger, monkeys, rhinos, elephants, chimpanzees and more plus great gift shop and snack & drink shop.

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SF Bay area
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice place to stroll around and see some interesting things. Not a big zoo but we enjoyed the primates and the birds of which there were quite a few.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get to the end of the beach and there is the zoo. It is small by some others but very well organised and easy to get round in an hour and a half. It is strange to see the giraffes and the background is not the African veld but hotels

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