Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

will remain closed.

The zoo has been closed due to the coronavirous pandemic and sadly it will remain closed until December while renovation to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act is in progress.   It is scheduled to reopen in December while construction continues through March 2021.  There will be many wonderful new changes to look for.

The animals will continue to be cared for by the zoo keepers, and zoo enrichment team members will keep the animals company. 


Friends of the Pana’ewa Zoo (FOZ) was formed in 1981 and received its nonprofit status in 1986.  FOZ promotes the Pana’ewa  Zoo, assists in providing for special zoo needs, and enhances the lives of the resident animals wherever possible without interfering with the operations of this municipal zoo, which is owned and operated by the County of Hawaii.

Friends of the Pana’ewa Zoo is a nonprofit organization, 501(c)3, Federal ID 99-0248039. Your donations are tax deductible.

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