I thought I’d try a new weekly (pictorial) series called HI2 (short for “Hi! from Hawaii.”)
The inaugural HI2 is at the Honolulu Zoo
Set on thirty acres of prime, downtown land adjacent to Waikiki Beach and downtown Honolulu, the zoo is home to more than 1,200 animals and you can find out more here.I’ll walk you around some of the places I know, share my thoughts, pictures and we’ll see what happens.(Please note: For today, and in any future HI2 posts, I won't do "official" reviews, (because *you* try discover something about, say an Indian Elephant, as No. 2 Son screams and runs one way, while No. 1 Son runs screaming the other way - and No. 3 Son just screams.)
I’ll gladly take requests for anything on O’ahu – although anyone who wants a review of the Honolulu nightlife will have to wait for years.
Everything I do is with the kids and/or the missus, so this is all family friendly, PG-6. (OH yeah, no stopping this train, baby..... (until I have to add another quarter :)
Tortoise 1 on left: (Four months ago): “Dude, you go first.”
Tortoise 2: (last week): “No, pal, you go first.”
Tortoise 3: (in a huff) "Man, I hate traffic jams."
PS… Outside the Orangutan’s area, there is a “Zookeeper Note” that says, in part, “Due to the fact that we orangutans are normally quiet, solitary animals, we can be very sensitive to noise…” (I pitied the beasts once my lot went through...)
|If you don't want to discuss the 800lb Elephant, that's Diamond Head in the background.|
|Oh little ones, if only I could share what I know...|
|Papa? Did that man just Photo Bomb my perfect shot?|
|African Savanna: Land of interesting Silver Circles...|
|...And awesome animals that work hard in chilling out.|
|We don't need no stinkin' Banana Boat!|
|Aquarium in the Keiki (Children's) Zoo (there's a tunnel, too!)|
|Which of these two wants to explore the Petting Zoo area?|
Sure, you can touch the cute, sweet animals...
|...But WATCH OUT FOR THE TIGER!!|
|My favorite exhibit at the Keiki Zoo.|
|Dreaming of Kit-kats or Meerkats?|