Pam Mizuno – Zoo Director

‘Alalā — coming soon!

We are happy and excited to announce the upcoming arrival of ‘alalā to our zoo, and we need your help!  ‘Alalā are the most endangered Hawaiian bird alive today. There were once less than 20 live individuals, but thanks to the efforts of Keauhou and Maui Bird Conservation Centers there are now over 125 birds alive today!

‘Alalā were recently released back into the wild, but are only found in a remote forest location for now.  Sometime in the hopefully not too distant future, two ‘alalā will live at the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens!  It is important for residents and visitors to learn more about our native crow, and the plan is for two birds to be moved here. The first step is to construct a new aviary building where the ‘alalā will live.

Estimated cost of the new aviary is $128,000 and Friends Of The Zoo’s goal is to raise funds to complete this project.  We need your help!  Any donations provided for construction of the new ‘alalā aviary building will be greatly appreciated!   All donations may be sent to Friends of the Zoo, PO Box 738, Keaau, HI 96749.  Please note “For ‘Alalā” on the check.

Access our Newsletters and Resources

Past Friends of the Zoo Newsletters.  Click the following links to download or read the pdf online:

Friends of the Zoo Newsletter September 2019. Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.
Friends of the Zoo Newsletter March 2019. Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.

Friends of the Zoo Newsletter December 2018. Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.
Friends of the Zoo Newsletter September 2018. Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.
Friends of the Zoo Newsletter June 2018. Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.
Friends of the Zoo Newsletter March 2018. Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.
Friends of the Zoo Newsletter December 2017Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.
Friends of the Zoo Newsletter June 2017Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.
Friends of the Zoo Newsletter March 2017. Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.
Friends of the Zoo Newsletter November 2016. Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.
Friends of the Zoo Newsletter June 2016. Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.
Friends of the Zoo Newsletter February 2016Click to download printable PDF or read on-line.

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