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The Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens is located in Hilo, Hawaii and is open every day except Christmas and New Year's from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


For more information call (808) 959-9233.


1. Drop by the Pana’ewa Gift Shop and pick up an adoption package.


2. Download and fill out the adoption form and mail it in (See the orange button below).  We will mail the   adoption package to you. This may take 6 – 10 business days to be delivered in the US.


3. You may also call the Pana’ewa gift shop and use your credit card.  We will mail your adoption package to you.

We have 3 types of Adoption packets available:

Three ways to

Adopt a Symbolic Animal

Standard Package


Deluxe Package $50/year

Virtual Adoption


•  Adoption Certificate

•  Animal fact sheet

•  Animal photo

•  Confirmation of adoption fee

•  Adoption Certificate

•  Animal fact sheet

•  Animal photo

•  Animal sticker

•  Stuffed animal

•  Confirmation of adoption fee

Bengal Tiger (Orange)

Maximize your donation’s impact with a virtual adoption, includes your choice of animal. This does not include an adoption package.  The recipient will only receive an acknowledgment letter.

Currently the only deluxe packages available are for the tigers and lemur.

Bengal Tiger (White)


Pay with Secure on line form or print PDF form and mail along with a check.

Adoption Certificates can be personalized at no extra cost.

This website is paid for and managed by “Friends of the Pana'ewa Zoo.” Friends of the Pana'ewa Zoo is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which is not affiliated with the County of Hawai'i. The official County website can be found at