Tennoji Zoo 天王寺動物園
Entrance of Tennoji Zoo.
Red Panda at Tennoji Zoo.
Reproduction of the natural habitat, respect for the environment and animals, are the commandments of Tennoji Zoo, established in Osaka almost a century ago.
Opened in 1915 and installed in Tennoji Park, the zoo is home to over a thousand animals. Elephants reptiles, polar bears koalas, visitors can discover three hundred, quite classic, species. Walking in the middle school groups, families who come for a short visit leave with good memories. One inhabitant attracts a lot of attention ... the only kiwi in the Japanese archipelago has its home here in a darkened enclosure to preserve its natural environment.
Closing times of the different enclosures vary, usually at 4:30 p.m., sometimes at 6 p.m. A lovely break for children who are getting tired of temples and museums!