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Yokohama Zoological Gardens Zoorasia
Zoorasia is a zoological park that allows its wildlife to roam around freely in wide spaces using as little fences and cages as possible so that you can view the animals in an environment similar to their natural habitat. The park is divided into 8 different climate zones including, Asian Tropical Forest, Subarctic Forest, African Tropical Forest, African Savannah, Oceania Grassland, Central Asian Highlands, Japanese Countryside, and Amazon Jungle. This unique kind of display featuring animals in their respective habitats is a special method rarely found around the world. Here you can also meet okapi which are considered one of the four rare large animals of the world.
- 1175-1 Kamishirane-cho, Asahi, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
- Contact No.
- Short walk from the last stop after a 15 minute bus ride bound for Zoorasia from Tsurugamine Station and Mitsukyo Station on the Sotetsu Line, and the Nakayama Station on the JR and Municipal Subway Lines.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:30 – 16:30
Closed on Tuesdays
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours
- Admission fee
- Admission: Adults 800 yen, high school students 300 yen, junior high school students 200 yen, elementary school students 200 yen
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In the African Savannah Zone, you can view both carnivores and herbivores like lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and zebras as if they were all roaming around together in their natural grassland environment.
One of the World’s four large rare animals, the okapi
The popular okapi in Zoorasia are considered one of the World’s four large rare animals and is registered as an official endangered species. The okapi, native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is related to the giraffe and is known for its characteristic striped rear. Zoorasia has actually had success in breeding the rare okapi.
Sumatran tigers, which are believed to be on the verge of extinction, can also be found in Zoorasia. The whole world is crying for the preservation of the Sumatran tiger, which Zoorasia has actually had success in breeding. In this park you can see mother and cub Sumatran tigers living together.
Corner to interact hands-on with the animals
Zoorasia also has a corner that allows you to interact hands-on with many of the animals in the park. Many exciting events are on display including camel rides that allow you to ride on a camel’s back and bird shows where you can see various birds take flight from right up close.