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The Nation’s Only Rainforest Zoo Is Hiding In Hawaii… And It’s Incredible

Whether you are five years old, or fifty, everyone loves a trip to the zoo – and while the Hawaiian Islands are home to both the Honolulu Zoo and the Maui Ocean Center, there is a lesser-known zoo hiding near Hilo that will blow you away. The Panaewa Rainforest Zoo is so unique, in fact, that it is the only one of its kind in the entire country.

From zoos and aquariums to exotic sanctuaries and ranches, animal lovers should also check out these eight awesome places in Hawaii.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.