Tuesday, 23 June 2015


First, I want you guys to know that it is not, in fact, called the Honoluzoo. It is the Honolulu Zoo. I just feel that they really wasted an opportunity for a solid pun here, and am a little disappointed.
That said, I found the zoo to be a little disappointing in general. Now, don't get me wrong-for the size of the island the zoo is on, I think they did the best they could, and the animals look fairly well cared for. But, several of the exhibits, which I really wanted to see were closed, including the hippos. There was also no one around for guidance, or questions, or to keep screaming children from pissing off the gorillas while their parents laughed. That shit makes me SO angry!
The zoo is right near Waikiki beach, and the entrance fee is pretty reasonable. There are better zoos in the world, yes, but this one tends to have less crowds, and is  a great way to spend an hour or two.
They did have some great hot weather species though! Like, the komodo dragon!

Komodo are really cool. Not dinosaurs, like people believe, but still cool.
The black Rhino are critically endangered killed primarily for their horn, which, I PROMISE will not make your dick bigger, so please stop trying. These two are, apparently, a breeding pair, which I hope is true. There are so few of these amazing animals left, and their cousins, the white rhino, went extinct several years ago.
I have no idea what kind of bird this is, but he was so cute! There was a aviary where we could see some of the birds-the actual closest things we have to dinosaurs, up close. The BIG birds, like the cultures, were still caged for everyone's safety, I'm sure.
This was the pissed off gorilla I mentioned earlier. While this particular primate species isn't that closely related to us, they are still part of our genetic tree. 
I don't remember what this guy was, but he was huge! Maybe 2m standing.
Who doesn't love the little fennic fox? These guys are adorable!
There was an entire Savannah area, which had these giraffe, as well as antelope and zebras just roaming around. I do worry it may have been too close to the lions, but they didn't seem worried.
These guys came all around the area to see all the people waiting for them! It was pretty cool. I got  a video, you can see it on my YouTube!
And some giant tortoise. You may not be able to see it, but we caught these guys at feeding time, so they were stuffing their faces with all sorts of fresh veggies. There were 4 of them, but I don't know if they are being bred or not.

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