This is the only zoo in the United States that was originated from royal funds given by a king's grant. This grant was given by King David Kalakaua, who was Monarch of Hawaii from 1874 to 1891.
The zoo is located in Honolulu between the slopes of Diamond Head and Waikiki. The zoo is open to the general public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Its habitant consists of the African Savanna, the Tropical Forest, the Pacific Islands and the Children's Zoo. Zoo activities include the Giraffe Treat Jar, Fire Hose Weaving, Termite Mound Construction, Spider Monkey and more.
Some of the zoo's endangered species include mammals, birds and reptiles such as the African Wild Dog, the Green Peafowl and the Radiated Tortoise. For more information, check out their website at http://www.honoluluzoo.org.