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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.


‘Alalā -- coming soon!

Pam Mizuno - Zoo Director


We are happy and excited to announce the upcoming arrival of ‘alalā to our zoo, and we need your help!  ‘Alalā are the most endangered Hawaiian bird alive today. There were once less than 20 live individuals, but thanks to the efforts of Keauhou and Maui Bird Conservation Centers there are now over 125 birds alive today!


‘Alalā were recently released back into the wild, but are only found in a remote forest location for now.  Sometime in the hopefully not too distant future, two ‘alalā will live at the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens!  It is important for residents and visitors to learn more about our native crow, and the plan is for two birds to be moved here. The first step is to construct a new aviary building where the ‘alalā will live.


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