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Bank Of Hawaii Presents
"Wildest Show In Town"
Featuring Live Local Entertainment
The Honolulu Zoo's summer concerts are back, featuring live local entertainment hosted by Hawaii's premier ukulele teacher, Roy Sakuma after hours on the Main Stage Lawn. Bank of Hawaii presents the "Wildest Show in Town," a 10-night concert series taking place every Wednesday evening from June 12 through August 14, 2013. The 2013 Wildest Show in Town performance line-up includes:
- Wednesday, June 12 - Kapena
- Wednesday, June 19 - Roy Sakuma and His Super Keiki
- Wednesday, June 26 - The Dukes of Surf
- Wednesday, July 3 - Holunape
- Wednesday, July 10 - Manoa DNA
- Wednesday, July 17 - Ohta San and Nando Suan/ Plus ukulele groups from around the world!
- Wednesday, July 24 - Rolando Sanchez and Salsa Hawaii
- Wednesday, July 31 - Nelly and Daniel Baduria
- Wednesday, August 7 - Jimmy Borges and His Jazz All Stars
- Wednesday, August 14 - Na Leo Pilimehana
Zoo gates will open at 4:35 p.m. and the concert will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Zoo exhibits will be closed from 5:30 p.m.
Guests will also enjoy special picnic fare for purchase as well as fun pre-concert family activities, such as the "Keiki Koloring Contest" for prizes, a mini-guided tour for the first 30 people to sign up, and a Conservation Station of animal biofacts display hosted by volunteer Junior Leaders. Roy Sakuma will conduct a drawing before every concert that will give keiki (ages 6-12) a chance to win a Kala soprano ukulele. Adults can also enter to win for ukuleles generously donated by KoAloha, Kamaka, Kala, Ko'olau Pono and Kanilea Islander. No purchase necessary to enter drawing.
"Now in its 27th year, our concerts truly are the Wildest Show in Town and offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Honolulu Zoo during the evening while listening to some of Hawaii's best musical performers," said Honolulu Zoo Society President Jason Ito. "We extend our sincerest mahalo to our title sponsor, Bank of Hawaii, as our concerts wouldn't be possible without their generous support."
The Honolulu Zoo's Wildest Show in Town is presented by title sponsor Bank of Hawaii and supporting sponsor, McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii. Participation fee is $3 per person ages two and over. All participation fee proceeds go to the Honolulu Zoo Society. Food and beverages will be sold separately at a nominal fee. Pre-order bentos will also be available (808- 729-1002). Zoo gates will open at 4:35 p.m. and the concert will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Zoo exhibits will be closed from 5:30 p.m.
For more information call (808) 926-3191.
Our lion cubs, two females and a male (right), at age 7 weeks.
LIONS LIONS LIONS!
Moxy, our female lioness, gave birth to three lively cubs Saturday, December 15, 2012. The birth went smoothly, Mammal Specialist Robert Porec announced and he went on to say that the lioness and her cubs will remain in their birthing quarters for the near future. Although, according to the mammal staff, Moxy is an amazing mother, they are being closely monitored by the Zoo's veterinary staff. This picture was taken from a live video camera mounted in the birthing quarters. Check back for more information and pictures.
The three cubs (two girls and a boy) are thriving. Keepers were able to separate Moxy from her cubs, so they could clean, change the bedding, weigh the cubs and determine their sex. Moxy accepted this process calmly. The cubs' weights were 3.34kg for the first born cub, a female, 3.68kg for the male, and 3.14kg for the third born which is also a female. They will receive their first set of vaccinations at 4 weeks of age, then again at 6 weeks, and the final at 12 weeks. After completing their inoculations and upon the approval of Dr. Ben Okimoto, Zoo Veterinarian, they will be introduced to their exhibit (Maybe mid-March).
- Lion cubs nursing from mom Moxy, recorded January 1O, 2013 when they were 4 weeks old.
- Moxy's rambunctious lion cubs at 8 weeks old.
Tondi's French Farewell
On October 17, Tondi, the last of the Zoo's three Sumatran tiger cubs born in 2008, was transferred to Parn des Felins in France.
Visit the Parc des Felins's facebook site to see Tondi's new home and meet his potential mate, Isha!
NEW SIAMANG BABY
"Mahina" our 25 year old female Siamang gibbon gave birth Wednesday, 26 September, 2012. Both baby and mother are thriving. Their Zoo animal keeper is assisting Zoo veterinary staff with their care.
Check back for more information about when they will be available to the public and the details of our new Siamang naming contest.