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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.

Three ways to

Adopt a Symbolic Animal

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:

Standard Package


Deluxe Package $50/year

Virtual Adoption


•  Adoption Certificate

•  Animal fact sheet

•  Animal photo

•  Confirmation of adoption fee

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

•  Adoption Certificate

•  Animal fact sheet

•  Animal photo

•  Animal sticker

•  Stuffed animal

•  Confirmation of adoption fee

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.

Bengal Tiger (White)


Bengal Tiger (Orange)

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