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Kamehameha butterflies
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28
Dec

Successful breeding and release of Kamehameha butterflies.

The Honolulu Zoo partners with the Hawaii Invertebrate Program in the Conservation of Native Endemic Invertebrates The Hawaii Invertebrate Program is within the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DFW).  The goal of the program is...
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Ectotherm Complex onsite at the Honolulu Zoo
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20
Nov

New Ectotherm Complex Opens to the Public Monday!

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11 A.M. the new Ectotherm Complex will be blessed and Mayor Kirk Caldwell will be officially opening it to the public. That means from 12 P.M. on Monday you will have the opportunity to come to the...
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slot
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10
Oct

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR NEWEST ZOO BABY SLOTH!

A Linneaus’s two-toed sloth, also known as a southern two-toed sloth, was born the afternoon of September 18. This is the third baby sloth born at the Honolulu Zoo to mother Harriet and father Quando. The two other siblings are both females....
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26
Sep

Linda Santos Selected As New Honolulu Zoo Director

PRESS RELEASE MAYOR KIRK CALDWELL DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULUFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 25, 2017 Press Office: 768-5768 Linda Santos selected as new Honolulu Zoo director Honolulu – Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced today that Linda Santos has...
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23
Sep

Baby Sloth Born At The Honolulu Zoo!

DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU Press office: (808) 768-5768   A baby sloth born this week at the Honolulu Zoo is now on public display with its mother. The Linneaus’s two-toed sloth, also known as a southern two-toed...
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Sumatran Tiger
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15
Aug

Honolulu Zoo bids aloha to Sumatran Tiger

DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU Press office: (808) 768-5768 Honolulu – On Monday, Honolulu Zoo leadership, veterinarian staff and animal keepers made the difficult decision to euthanize Sumatran Tiger, Berani. Berani was born at the Phoenix Zoo on...
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12
Jan

GIBBON & SIAMANG ENRICHMENT

JUICE BLOCK, FEEDER MOP AND STUFFED BANANA   Holes that were drilled in a banana tree were stuffed with sweet potato, oranges, carrots, monkey chow and leaf-eater biscuits. The sweet potato, an unusual treat, was the first to be consumed.   The...
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12
Jan

WHITE-HANDED GIBBON ENRICHMENT (FIRE HOSE HAMMOCK)

A fire hose hammock was woven and hung from climbing structure. The entire gibbon family were interested in the nuts and bolts clamping the underside of the hammock.   The gibbon family were constantly moving on, off and around the hammock.  ...
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12
Jan

WHITE-HANDED GIBBON ENRICHMENT (FEEDER BALL)

A 10″ boomer ball was drilled with holes and partially filled with “Captain Crunch Cereal with Crunch Berries”.   Japan, while holding baby Emma, poked her finger and thumb in the lower holes and was able to jiggle some of the cereal...
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12
Jan

TIGER ENRICHMENT (PLAIN PLANET BALL)

Activity: 36″ plain planet ball without scents or burlap. The activity provided over 5 hours of tiger enrichment.   Djelita pushed the ball down the hill, then put two front paws on it and walking backwards was quickly able to move it...
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12
Jan

TIGER ENRICHMENT (ANIMAL SCENTS)

A domestic miniature horse, sheep and llama from the Children’s Zoo, spent the night grazing in the tiger exhibit, while the tigers slept in their night quarters. Having a new place to graze and explore also provided enrichment for the domestic animals....
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