Tama Zoological Park
Tama Zoo entrance gate
|Location||Hino, Tokyo, Japan|
|Coordinates||35°39′N 139°24′E / 35.650°N 139.400°ECoordinates: 35°39′N 139°24′E / 35.650°N 139.400°E|
|Land area||52 ha (130 acres)|
The Tama Zoological Park (多摩動物公園 Tama Dōbutsukōen) is a zoo, owned by the government of Tokyo Metropolis, and located in Hino, Tokyo, Japan. Tama Zoo was opened on May 5, 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.
- Orangutan Skywalk
- Connects orangutan enclosures with towers and wire ropes. Total length of 150 metres.
- Raptor Enclosure
- A giant 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.
- 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.
- Red kangaroo
- Asian elephant
- Lesser panda
- Oriental stork
- Japanese macaque
- Sun bear
- Chewbacca, a common wombat
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