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Ueno Zoo, Tokyo

Ueno Zoo Overview

Situated in Taito, Tokyo; Ueno Zoo is counted amongst the oldest zoos. It stretches up to an area of 14.3-hectare (35-acre) and is managed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The zoo was opened on March 20, 1882. It is located in Ueno Park.

Some Information Regarding How to Travel or Reach
The zoo can be reached by foot within 5 minutes from Park Exit of Ueno Station. There is a public-transportation network that can be accessed easily. There is also a Ueno Zoo Monorail that can be boarded. 
 
Closed for Public
Ueno Zoo Tokyo is closed on Mondays. The zoo stays closed on Tuesday in case if Monday happens to be a holiday.

Spot Animals

  • The principal animals of the zoo are male panda, Billy; and female panda, Shinshin.
  • The various other animals in the zoo are California sea lions, American bison, pygmy hippos, Western lowland gorillas, hippos, crocodiles, turtles, Sumatran tigers, pelicans, Reticulated giraffes, Polar bears, fennec foxes, flamingos, lemurs, Asian elephants, tapirs, kangaroos, Asiatic lions, okapis, anteaters, red foxes, bats, toucans etc.

The zoo is known to facilitate a natural habitat like environment to the animals. The zoo does not feature any old fashioned cages. The zoo has adopted the modern habitat concept and built "Gorilla Woods".

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