Pana’ewa  Zoo



We Are Open!


10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

800 Stainback Hwy

Hilo, HI 96720





Hey Tzatziki, have you heard?  The zoo is open again!

Oh, Sriracha, does that mean I have to wake up and look alert?

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.