We consider the animals of Makanalani to be part of our family.
For the visiting children and youth, they provide a glimpse into life outside the city.
While the animals are friendly, Makanalani is not a petting zoo, but is rather a working farm, producing both animal products and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. This allows visitors to understand their place in the natural cycle and instills a respect and gratitude for the food that nourishes us. This is something which is often lost in the modern world.