Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ueno Zoo, Tokyo

Ueno Zoo, or the Ueno Zoological Gardens, is the oldest zoo in Japan. Founded in 1882, it has grown over the years and had expanded its area to 14.3 ha (35.2 acres) and carries the flagship of the Japanese zoo industry. Currently, it's home to over 2800 animals, from 500 different species, and also provides visitors with learning experiences about the diversity of animals, as well as being a fun place to visit!Historically, Ueno Park was formerly a part of Kanei-ji, a family temple of the Tokugawa Shoguns, and there remain historical buildings from the Edo period in the zoo area. This is also an attractive and unique feature of Ueno Zoo.
Gorilla at Ueno Zoo

Tiger at Ueno zoo
Condors at Ueno zoo

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