Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

Closure Update

The zoo remains closed for construction at this time. If all is on schedule and Covid-19 cases remain at low levels the zoo may reopen towards the end of May.

Pam Mizuno
Pana’ewa Zoo Director


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.