Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo
Lonely Planet review for Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo
Upon entering the modest 12-acre Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo, most visitors receive a cheerful 'Hi! How are you?' from Max, the zoo's talking parrot and official goodwill ambassador. The zoo's real prize, however, is a white Bengal tiger. You only need an hour or two to tour the grounds, which feature several endangered Hawaiian birds, monkeys, reptiles, a pygmy hippo, and gaggles of free-roaming peacocks and chickens. Kids love it.