Kobe Animal Kingdom
|Date opened||March 2006|
|Location||Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan|
Kobe Animal Kingdom (神戸どうぶつ王国 Kōbe Dōbutsu Ōkoku?) is a bird and flower park located on Port Island in Kobe, Japan. It is mainly located in and around a greenhouse. It was called Kobe Kachoen (神戸花鳥園 Kōbe Kachōen?) until 18 July 2014. It is one of several theme parks created by Japanese botanist and collector Kamo Mototeru, and was opened on 15 March 2006. This all-weather park is based on the concept of contact with birds and flowers. In the park, visitors are able to touch and feed birds.
On 20 November 2013, Kobe Kachoen went bankrupt. The management rights were acquired from Kobe Kachoen by the company Kobe Animal Kingdom in March 2014, and on 19 July 2014, the park was renamed Kobe Animal Kingdom.
Species of birds and flowers at the park include:
- 神戸花鳥園、１５日に開園 神戸空港の対岸. asahi.com (in Japanese). The Asahi Shimbun Company. 8 March 2006. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
- 土井秀人 (20 November 2013). 「神戸花鳥園」が民事再生法を申請 営業は続行. Kobe Newspaper (in Japanese). Retrieved 1 October 2014.
- 有島弘記; 小林伸哉 (1 April 2014). 花鳥園の運営会社変更 動物施設の傘下に. Kobe Newspaper (in Japanese). Retrieved 1 October 2014.
- 有島弘記 (17 July 2014). 「ポーアイに「どうぶつ王国」19日オープン 神戸. Kobe Newspaper (in Japanese). Retrieved 10 August 2014.
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