Panaewa Rainforest Zoo aims to open by end of May

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Mountain goats hang out on the rocks in their enclosure at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo on Monday, Feb. 9, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A primate hangs onto the fencing around the enclosure at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo on Monday, Feb. 9, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Landscaping behind the front entrance and gift shop is nearly complete at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo on Monday, Feb. 9, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Zoo director Pam Mizuno talks about some of the ongoing construction while walking around the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo on Monday, Feb. 9, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The building that will house two Alala is complete at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo on Monday, Feb. 9, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Stairs and a ramp lead to the front building of the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo on Monday, Feb. 9, 2021. Construction at the front entrance is nearly complete.

  • A ramp leading to different animal enclosures is being constructed at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo on Feb. 9.

  • Sriracha rubs against the fence while walking around her enclosure at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo on Feb. 9. Hawaii County Parks and Recreation will be replacing the fencing while the zoo is under construction. (Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

  • Zoo director Pam Mizuno greets the tigers, Sriracha and Tzatziki, while walking around the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo on Feb. 9. Hawaii County Parks and Recreation will be replacing the tigers’ fencing while the zoo is under construction. (Photos by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

After construction delays, the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo has pushed its reopening date to the end of May.