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Hilo Area Attractions


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Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo
White Bengal Tiger Namaste

White Bengal Tiger Namaste - Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, Mamaki Street off of Highway 11

Photo Courtesy of the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo

Situated about 4 miles south of Hilo, off of Highway 11, this 12 acre zoo is the only tropical rainforest zoo in the United States. The grounds are filled with tropical palms, orchids, clumping bamboos and tropical rhododendrons.

The Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo is home to more than 80 animal species including the endangered nene (Hawaii state bird), Namaste, a white Bengal Tiger, giant anteaters, two-toed sloths, lemurs, and spider monkeys. Best of all, admission is free.

View our gallery of 21 photos taken at the Panaʻewa Rainforest Zoo.

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