These 11 Out-Of-Place Creatures Have Been Spotted In Hawaii And You’ll Want To Steer Clear

Hawaii’s wildlife is truly remarkable, from the Hawaiian green sea turtles, spinner dolphins, and tropical fish that are found in the waters surrounding our breathtaking islands to the native birds flying above us — including the only mammal native to Hawaii, the hoary bat. But there are some animals not native to Hawaii you might be surprised to encounter. From escaped zoo animals to animals introduced to the islands’ centuries ago, these 11 animals seem out of place here in the Aloha State.

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Which of these animals were you most surprised to see on this list? How many have you encountered throughout the islands? Sound off in the comments below, then click here to check out an amazing wildlife sanctuary home to some amazing farm animals.