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, tigers, iguanas and Swainson’s toucans. A petting zoo and playground also are featured.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.