Continued Propagation of Victoria Crowned Pigeons
Continued Propagation of Surinam Toads
Successful Breeding, Rearing, and Release of Nene as part of the Nene Restoration Project since 1949
First captive Breeding and Rearing of Cassowaries on May 13, 1951
Propagation of Japanese Sacred Cranes from 1952-1960
First captive Breeding and Rearing of Indian Pied Hornbills in 1953
The Honolulu Zoo was the first to breed Galapagos tortoises in an American zoo. 1954, 1967-71.
Breeding and births of over 50 Giraffes since 1960.
Hatching and Rearing of seventy-one Burmese Mountain Tortoises since 1979
The Honolulu Zoo was the first American Zoo to breed this species in 1983.
First zoo to Breed and Hatch Madagascar Angulated/Ploughshare Tortoise in 1983.
First American Zoo to Breed and Hatch Johnson’s Crocodiles in 1987.
One of a few zoos breeding this family of birds. 1991-present.
Three species were bred here to date:
– Superb bird of paradise
– Magnificent bird of paradise
– Raggiana bird of paradise
Two zoo-bred animals were re-introduced into the forests of Brazil as part of the captive-breeding program. 1992-94.
First Captive Breeding and Rearing of Native Hawaiian Apapane Honey Creepers in June 1996.
Breeding and Hatching of nine Crocodile Monitor Lizards in 1999.
Breeding and Hatching of seven Komodo Dragons on September 16, 2000.
Breeding and Hatching of sixteen Matamata Turtles for 2001.
The Zoo’s first tiger cubs were born the later part of 2008. The three cubs were a very popular addition to our zoo family.
In 2011, 2 cubs went to new homes: Ke‘Ahi to Yagiyama Zoo in Sendai, Japan and Malosi to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
On October 17, 2012, Tondi, the last of the Zoo’s three Sumatran tiger cubs born in 2008, was transferred to Parc des Felins in France.
Visit the Parc des Felins’s Facebook page to see Tondi’s new home and meet his potential mate, Isha!