Animals You'Ll Find On Hawaii
What are some of the animals you'll find on the big island of Hawaii? Why do they live and grow there?
If you’re going to be spending some time on the Big Island of Hawaii, you’ll undoubtedly run into all that nature has to offer here. You’ll see all kinds of plants and all kinds of gorgeous animals. Here is a list of the animals you’ll run into when you visit the Big Island of Hawaii.
• Hawaiian Crow. This is a bird that doesn’t like any kind of disturbance. You’re best just to leave them alone if you see them. There are only about 200 of these birds left on the island. They’re mainly found on Hualalai and Mauna Loa.
• Hawaiian Hawk. These birds travel from island to island and like remote spots. They’re typically found on the slopes of the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island.
• Nene. This is the Hawaiian Goose and also the state’s official state bird. The goose is an amazing bird on this island. The best place to find it is on the Kona side of the island at Puulani.
• Feral Sheep. These are brown sheep that were brought to the island in the 1790s by Captain Vancouver. They were originally raised for their wool.
• Feral donkeys. These animals are found mainly along the Kona coast, especially near the Kona Village Resort.
• Feral Cattle. These were brought to the island by Captain Vancouver in the 1790s. These animals have gone through a rough history on the island, and were hunted for decades.
• Mouflon sheep. These sheep are from Europe and typically can be found on the top of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.
• Feral dogs. These are black animals that are wild. They have long been hunted on the island, and natives like the meat of feral dogs more than many of the other animals that can be found here.
• Hawaiian hoary bats. These bats have white tails and are found on the tops of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. They are large animals with 13-inch wingspans and like to be by themselves in trees.