Waikiki Zoo Adventure

Can you remember the last time you went to the zoo?  At age 24, I vaguely recall visiting Point Defiance while going to university in Tacoma, and the zoo in Barcelona, Spain.  However, I really couldn’t recall visiting the zoo of my childhood in Waikiki.  While visiting home, my best friend suggested we spend an afternoon with the animals, and I happily agreed.  The Waikiki Zoo has been through several renovations over the past years, and the elephant section is the last to be transitioned.  As a result, the elephants part was the only one I vividly remembered; everything else seemed relatively new and unfamiliar.  At the Waikiki Zoo, you’ll find a lot of African safari animals (giraffes, rhinos, hippos, lions, elephants), tropical birds (toucans, lovebirds), reptiles (the only place to find snakes in Hawaii), tortoises, monkeys/gibbons, and, my all-time favorite, TIGERS (no bears though).  Other sea life must be found at the nearby aquarium, Sea Life Park, or the nearest beach.  Some photos below, with more on Flickr.

Lani Moo, the mascot for Hawaii's Dairy, Meadow Gold

Nene Goose, the Hawaii State Bird


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Suzi Pratt is a Seattle event and food photographer available for hire. She is also a contributing writer at Digital Photography School and runs a blog teaching others how to start a photography business.
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