Tama Zoological Park
The zoo's entrance
|Location||Hino, Tokyo, Japan|
|Land area||52 ha (130 acres)|
The Tama Zoological Park (多摩動物公園 Tama Dōbutsukōen, Tama Zoo for short) is a zoo, owned by the government of Tokyo Metropolis, and located in Hino, Tokyo, Japan. The Tama Zoo was opened on May 5, 1958, originally as a branch (分園, satellite facility) of the Ueno Zoo. The zoo aims to use its large site – 52 ha, compared to the 14.3 ha of the Ueno Zoo – to show its animals moving in a more free and natural environment.
- Orangutan Skywalk
- Connects orangutan enclosures with towers and wire ropes. Total length of 150 metres.
- Raptor Enclosure
- A large dome enclosure that enables birds of prey such as white-tailed eagles and golden eagles to be viewed flying freely.
- Malayan Tapir Enclosure
- Enables visitors to view Malayan tapirs 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, Asian water buffalo, and various wading birds.
- Lion Bus
- Enables visitors to view lions in a safari atmosphere.
- A large enclosure featuring giraffes, Grevy's zebras, scimitar-horned oryx, ostriches, and pelicans.
- African Elephant
- The World's Largest Land Animal, African Elephants can be shown in African Garden.
- Chimpanzee Forest
- Includes a 15-metre-high tower and vending machine, to showcase the athletic and mental abilities of the chimpanzee.
- Koala House
- Exhibits marsupials such as sugar gliders and ringtail possums, in addition to koalas, wombats and emus.
- Main Building
- 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 species of butterflies and grasshoppers all year round.
- Golden Takin
- Snow Leopard
- Red kangaroo
- Asian elephant
- Lesser panda
- Oriental stork
- Japanese macaque
- Sun bear
- A common wombat named Chewbacca
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