Nogeyama Zoo

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Nogeyama Zoological Gardens
Entrance to Nogeyama Zoo
Date opened April 1951 [1]
Location 63-10 Oimatsu-cho, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 〒220-0032
Coordinates 35°26′48″N 139°37′22″E / 35.446556°N 139.622873°E / 35.446556; 139.622873Coordinates: 35°26′48″N 139°37′22″E / 35.446556°N 139.622873°E / 35.446556; 139.622873
Land area 9.6 hectares (24 acres)
Number of animals 1416 [2]
Number of species 100 [2]
Annual visitors 680,000 (2009)[1]
Memberships Yokohama City Environmental Department,
JAZA [3]
Website www2.nogeyama-zoo.org

Nogeyama Zoological Gardens (野毛山動物園 Nogeyama Dōbutsuen?) is a free zoo opened in April 1951 and located in Nogeyama Park, in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. It covers 9.6 hectares (24 acres) and houses about 1400 animals of 100 different species. It is open from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and is closed on Mondays.

The zoo is operated by the Yokohama Zoological Garden, and is a member of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA).

Animals[edit]

Animals at the zoo include Mandarin Ducks, Cranes, Red Pandas, Chimpanzees, Hamadryas Baboons, Reptiles, Lion, Tigers, Tanuki (Raccoon Dogs), Badgers, Pheasants, Love Birds, Zebras, Giraffes, Flamingos, Camels, Ruffed Lemurs, White-mantled Black Colobus, Black-capped Capuchins, Swans, Ducks, Kagus, Penguins, Wallaby, Deer, Eagles, Owls, Condors, Bears, and Tokyo Bitterlings.[4]

The Red Panda is one of the first animals visitors see upon entering the zoo, and also one of the most popular.[5]

Makigahara Children's Zoo[edit]

The Makigahara Children's Zoo was opened in 1979 as part of the Nogeyama Zoo.[6] It is primarily home to small animals such as mice, guinea pigs, chickens, and fantail pigeons,[7] and snakes.[5]

Conservation[edit]

The Nogeyama zoo was the first zoo in Japan to successfully house leopards (1852), blackbuck (1953), dromedary (1954), sloth bear (1965), ring-tailed lemur (1969), pileated gibbon and caracal (1974), clouded leopard (1983), giant anteater (1985), Kleinmann's Tortoise (1992), Asian forest tortoise (1997), and radiated tortoise (2009). It was also the second zoo in the world to successful breed Andean condors in captivity in 1972.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ichikawa, Yoshinori. "From the Director". nogeyama-zoo.org (in Japanese). Nogeyama Zoo. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Welcome to the Nogeyama Zoo". nogeyama-zoo.org (in Japanese). Nogeyama Zoo. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "List of Zoos". jazga.or.jp. Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Zoo Map". nogeyama-zoo.org (in Japanese). Nogeyama Zoo. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Yokohama Nogeyama Zoo". yokohamaliving.com. Yokohama Living. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Makigahara Children's Zoo". nogeyama-zoo.org (in Japanese). Nogeyama Zoo. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Animals". nogeyama-zoo.org (in Japanese). Nogeyama Zoo. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 

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