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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.


Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo

Symbolic Adoptions

Looking for a great way to help animals and the environment?  You’ve come to the right place:  Friends of the Pana’ewa Zoo (FOZ) “Symbolic Adoptions”.


When you adopt through FOZ’s Symbolic Adoptions, you help create a safer and happier rainforest environment for all the animals in the zoo. 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, which your donations are used.


Your support will make a world of difference. From all the Friends of the Zoo, thank you for your compassion and generosity.

Shipping Information:

Adoption packages are shipped for free via USPS First-Class / Priority Mail and may take 6 - 10 business days to be delivered in the US.

About your donation:

Your donation provides general support to Friends of the Pana’ewa Zoo, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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