comscore Reemerging from pandemic struggles, the Honolulu Zoo looks to improve its facilities and visitor experience | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii News

Reemerging from pandemic struggles, the Honolulu Zoo looks to improve its facilities and visitor experience

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The zoo’s food concession building is under construction.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The zoo’s food concession building is under construction.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                An elephant is seen in its enclosure at the Honolulu Zoo on Tuesday.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    An elephant is seen in its enclosure at the Honolulu Zoo on Tuesday.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ryan Flaherty took a photo with his mother, Tiffany Fisher, at the Honolulu Zoo on Tuesday.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ryan Flaherty took a photo with his mother, Tiffany Fisher, at the Honolulu Zoo on Tuesday.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Erik Burian pushed his father, Alfred, while his mother, Evie, walked along. Burian, a Honolulu resident, said that the zoo seemed to be struggling, noting there were very few people there visiting.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Erik Burian pushed his father, Alfred, while his mother, Evie, walked along. Burian, a Honolulu resident, said that the zoo seemed to be struggling, noting there were very few people there visiting.

From the viewpoint of Linda Santos, the zoo’s director, the venerable institution is reemerging after struggling through pandemic closures and drop-offs in visitor numbers, a temporary loss of accreditation, a grueling city audit and forging ahead with major capital improvements. Read more

Scroll Up