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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.

Honorary Adoptions

Looking for a gift that helps animals and the environment?  Then this if for you!  When you donate to the Friends of the Pana’ewa Zoo (FOZ) , you help create a safer and happier environment for the animals in the zoo and build a better place where people and animals meet.  By adopting one of these adorable animals for a year you will be providing treats and toys, veterinary services, medication, other supplies, enclosure upgrades, funding for small exhibits, and general enrichment for the animals, just to mention a few of the things for which your donations are used.  Your support will make a world of difference.  Thank you, from all of us at Friends of the Pana'ewa Zoo.


On behalf of the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, FOZ are offering these animals for honorary adoption for only $25.00 per year, which can be renewed yearly:

Giant Anteaters

Catalina Macaw "Max"

Two-Toed Sloth "Sid"

Lemurs "Tom, Dick & Harriet"

Orange Bengal Tiger

Emus "Edward & Edwina"

American Alligator

White Bengal Tiger


Capuchin Monkeys

Colobus Monkeys

Snake "Jake"

Stop by the gift shop and pick up a $25/year package.


Adoption packets include the following:

  •  Adoption certificate
  •  Animal fact sheet
  •  Animal photos
  •  Animal stickers of your selected animal
  •  Confirmation of $25 adoption fee


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