on February 8, 2006
The Honolulu Zoo is one of the best zoos I’ve been to so far. They have so many unique and interesting animals that I don’t get to see in Washington. The zoo has a park-like setting with tall pleasant trees and attractive landscaping everywhere. There are nicely paved paths to all of the exhibits and attractions. Along the paths they have posted facts about the landscaping and the animals. This zoo has many exotic creatures and a large selection of animals, including elephants, giraffes, and several different species of monkeys, tigers, birds, and rhinoceros’. The settings for the animals were very nicely laid out. I’m one of those people who enjoys knowing that the animals have plenty of room to roam around; even if they are caged, this zoo made me feel comfortable about the animals living conditions. On this trip, my friend and I went to the zoo alone so that we could take our time and enjoy ourselves without anyone rushing us around. Our most memorable experience at this zoo was when we were standing next to a glass wall; we were unloading the film from our cameras and we looked back to see a cougar pacing the glass wall and growling at us. Of course we jumped out of surprise, because we had been paying attention to our cameras instead of trying to see which animal we were going to see next.This was a really nice place to come to unwind from the rest of Oahu. I enjoyed walking to this zoo from our hotel, which was a few blocks from the Waikiki beach. The scenery along the way, with the never-ending ocean and the views of Diamond Head, was incredible. This is one of my favorite places to visit in Oahu. I highly recommend visiting this zoo.
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