Tama Zoological Park ( is a 多摩動物公園 Tama Dōbutsukōen) zoo, owned by the government of Tokyo, and located in Hino, Tokyo, Japan. Tama Zoo was opened on May 5th, 1958, originally as part of Ueno Zoo. The zoo aims to use its large site (52 ha, compared to the 14.3 ha of Ueno Zoo) to show its animals moving in a more free and natural environment.
Major Attractions of Tama Zoo [ edit ]
Asiatic Garden [ edit ]
Orangutan Skywalk Connects orangutan enclosures with towers and wire ropes. Total length of 150 metres.
A giant dome enclosure that enables birds of prey such as the
white-tailed eagle and golden eagle to be viewed flying about freely.
Malayan Tapir Enclosure Enables visitors to view a Malayan tapir swimming via a glass window.
Mole House A man-made mole burrow made of glass-covered earth and metal tunnels. Also exhibits the
Sorex minutissimus hawkeri, a subspecies of the Eurasian least shrew that is the smallest mammal found in Japan. Asian Swampland
Reproduces the habitats of the
Indian rhinoceros, water buffalo, and various waterbirds.
African Garden [ edit ]
Enables visitors to view the
Lion in a safari atmosphere. Savannah
A large enclosure featuring the
Giraffe, Grevy's Zebra, Scimitar Oryx, Ostrich, and Pelican together.
Chimpanzee Forest Includes a 15-metre-high tower and vending machine, to showcase the athletic and mental abilities of the
Australian Garden [ edit ]
Exhibits marsupials such as the
Sugar Glider, Ringtail Possum, in addition to the Koala.
A building modeled after a
dragonfly, which contains exhibits relating to the life of insects. Butterfly House
A large greenhouse that visitors can enter to observe various kinds of
butterflies and grasshoppers all year round.
Other Animals Exhibited at Tama Zoo [ edit ]
Some of the other animals at Tama Zoo:
Tama-Dōbutsukōen Station on the Keiō Dōbutsuen Line and the Tama Toshi Monorail Line is in front of the park's gate.
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Coordinates: 35°39′04″N 139°24′07″E / 35.651°N 139.402°E