Tennoji Zoo   天王寺動物園

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Tennoji Zoo

Entrance of Tennoji Zoo.

Tennoji Zoo

Red Panda at Tennoji Zoo.

Zo-Osaka

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!

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