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When you go to Hawaii, you don’t generally think about the wildlife that is on the island. Camping, of course, is a big deal in Hawaii, it offers a great deal to see and experience. But you can also experience the animals of Hawaii and some from around the globe right there at the Honolulu Zoo. The zoo is not incredibly large, but it’s nothing to sneeze at, either. Nestled in a gorgeous part of Hawaii, it’s an experience on your trip to Oahu that you don’t want to miss.
The Honolulu Zoo has jungle animals of all sorts for its visitors to see. They have plenty of animals from around the world: elephants, hippopotami, bears, lions, tigers, giraffes, and monkeys. The zoo also boasts one of the few spots in Hawaii that you’ll find a reptile. This is the exhibit that the natives like most, because they are so rare to them. This zoo is one of the few places that was able to successfully mate a pair of turtles from the Galapagos Islands in the Southern Hemisphere. The zoo also has plenty of exotic birds for you to see, including ones from Malaysia.
The Honolulu Zoo is an incredible experience, not only for its animals, but for its vegetation and plant life. Throughout the zoo, you feel like you’re in a jungle. You’ll see all sorts of vines and trees, and you’ll be able to read all about them.
It’s also a great place to take your kids. There’s a petting zoo in which children of all sizes and ages are able to pet farm animals. And there are plenty of concession areas in which you can quench your thirst or get a bite to eat.
If you want to visit the zoo. It’s open every day, but closes early at 4:30 p.m. It will cost each adult and child $3 to get in, a nominal charge for all you get to see. The Honolulu Zoo is at 151 Kapahulu Avenue, and you can call them at 923-7723. You won’t regret your decision to go there and see the traditional animals and plantlife that you’d expect to see on the Hawaiian islands, as well as some of the more exotic animals from around the globe.