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Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens
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The Zoo is situated on the outskirts of Hilo at 800 Stainback Highway.

From Hilo, take Highway 11 (Hawaii Belt Road) South towards Volcano. About two and one half miles past Prince Kuhio Shopping Plaza look for the "ZOO" sign on a lava rock wall, just after "Kulani 19." Turn right on Mamaki.

From Volcano look for "Kulani 19", just beyond it is the sign for the Zoo, a small brown one high above the ground on the right hand side of the highway. Turn left at Mamaki, follow signs to the Zoo, 1 mile off the highway.

This 12 acre zoo is home to more than 75 animal species including the endangered Nene (Hawaii's state bird). You are invited to picnic in the shade of over 100 varieties of Palm trees or stroll with Peacocks among the extensive collection of Orchids, Clumping Bamboo and tropical Rhododendrons.

Petting Zoo- Open every Saturday from 1:30 to 2:30

Welcome, our Zoo is free. Please help us care for our residents. Your purchase in the gift shop and or a small cash donation is appreciated and goes a long way toward exhibit upgrades and new animal acquisitions.

Visitors and residents- Help us edit thisPanaewa Zoo page. You can be the travel writer and photographer. Submit your comments and pictures to help keep this site updated and current. Pictures of birds and animals as well as the trails, benches, plantings, pictures of the shops and restrooms (with comments) are welcomed. See Home page for details.

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