Tama Zoo

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Tama Zoo
surface 52.3 hectares
opening May 5th 1958

Entrance area of ​​the Tama Zoo

The Tama Zoological Park ( Jap. 多摩動物公園 , Tama Dobutsu kōen ) is the largest zoo of Tokyo . Located in the town of Hino , it opened on May 5, 1958, and covers an area of ​​over 52.3  hectares . The zoo is divided into three ecological areas, the Asian garden, the African garden and the Australian garden. He also has an insectarium . In the respective gardens typical animals of the respective continent are shown.

Its most popular attraction is the lion enclosure, which visitors can drive through in a bus. Pieces of meat are hung on the bus and with a bit of luck you can watch the lions eat from ten centimeters away. Until 2015, the Tama Zoo was home to the oldest known snow leopard, Shynghyz .

The zoo is located in front of the Tama-Dōbutsukōen station on the Keiō Dōbutsuen line and the Tama monorail .

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Coordinates: 35 ° 39 ′ 2.9 ″  N , 139 ° 24 ′ 5.7 ″  E