Signs of Hawaii: Honolulu Zoo


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Kris from kindly provided this photo from the Honolulu Zoo for our Signs of Hawaii series. The distances listed are a startling reminder of how remote Hawaii is. It looks like the San Francisco Zoo is the nearest to Honolulu at 2,391 miles. That’s not swimmable, is it? 😉

Mahalo, Kris, for the use of your photo!

8 comments
  1. It’s hard to read in this photo, but if you look below the “Honolulu Zoo” heading at the top of the sign, it says:

    “This is the best Zoo to be found for 2000 miles in any direction.”

    Always good to see truth in advertising. 🙂

  2. @Kris – too funny!

    They missed an opportunity to include Asheboro, NC’s Zoo – a mere 4726 miles away. 😉

  3. @ Kris – thanks for reading the fine print for us. 🙂

  4. Andy helped me just realize that the East coast of the US is actually closer to Hawaii then China and the Philippines, if only by 100 miles? Why did I have the impression that those countries in Asia were much closer to Hawaii than we are?

  5. Kris – that’s a very interesting observation. I was like you, I assumed China was closer, too.

  6. I always thought that Philippines is close to Hawaii.

  7. The distance to other locations makes the Honolulu zoo all that much more impressive! They really do have a nice variety of animals. Our family has an annual membership and we always enjoy our visits to the zoo.

  8. Christy W says:

    I’m not sure how San Francisco Zoo is less miles than San Diego? ? In any event though, thanks for this page, it’s helpful in planning our first trip to Hawaii!

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