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Boo in the Zoo is a family friendly and not so scary event for kids of all ages. Dress in your best costume and come say Boo at the Honolulu Zoo!
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It continues to pour so they asked for more...

The Zoo staff have been so happy with our all-volunteer-constructed rain shelters that they asked for 10 more units!
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... and get a lemur of your own!
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Photo: Bryan Thompson

Animal Adoptions

Give a unique gift to someone special this year! Young and old can join in the celebration of wildlife! When you symbolically adopt one of our magnificent animals here at the Honolulu Zoo, you are helping provide funds for wildlife education, conservation projects, animal enrichment and habitat improvements.

Your adoption package includes:

• Small Plush Animal
• Animal Fact Sheet
• Certificate of Adoption
• 4” x 6” Matted Photo

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African Wild Dog

Currently three African Wild dogs reside at the Honolulu Zoo. Brothers Malachite and Oynx were born on October 23, 2009 to a male resident of the Honolulu Zoo who is on a breeding loan to The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California. Because African Wild Dogs are endangered, breeding remains critical for the species. Azizi, born October 6, 2000, is considered elderly for an African Wild Dog, however, despite her age, she and Malachite have formed a relationship.


Love is in the air at Honolulu Zoo’s Lion Exhibit. Ekundu, an African male lion, arrived at the Honolulu Zoo in July, 2010 with his female mate, Moxy arriving soon after in February 2011. Both the lion and lioness have been selected through a partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan Program in an effort to breed the animals for genetic diversity. Ekundu, who’s name means “red” in Swahili, comes from the San Diego Zoo and Moxy, is a native of the Bronx Zoo. The Honolulu Zoo is hoping for cubs soon! Help adopt a lion today!


Pepe, a male black and white skunk, named after the Looney Tunes Show character favorite Pepe Le Pew, is the Keiki Zoo’s newest addition. Born in May 2012, Pepe is the only skunk living in the Hawaiian Islands today. After being de-scented, he arrived at the Honolulu Zoo in July 2012 and can be seen working with his trainer or sniffing around his surroundings at the Keiko Zoo.

Quantities are limited and available while supplies last.  Shipping is available to the United States only for an additional cost of XXXX.