Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens

800 Stainback Hwy.
Hilo, HI 96720- Map It
(808) 959-9233

AAA Editor Notes

Pana‘ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens is s. of Hilo International Airport at jct. SR 11 and Mamaki St. at 800 Stainback Hwy. This 12-acre natural rain forest zoo is home to 80 animal species, including spider monkeys, two-toed sloths, iguanas and Swainson’s toucans. A petting zoo and playground also are featured. Note: At press time the tiger exhibit was closed for renovations; phone for updates. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free.
Hours: Daily 9-4. Tiger feeding at 3:30. Petting zoo Sat. 1:30-2:30. Closed Jan. 1 and Christmas.