Tama Zoological Park, one hour from central Tokyo by train, is a unique zoological park, where animals are displayed under naturalistic and spectacular habitats set up in its vast land of 52 ha (129 acres). The zoo has three ecological areas, i.e., the Asiatic Garden, African Garden and Australian Garden, and the Insectarium.
In the eastern part of the Asiatic Garden, display Japanese animals such as sika deer, Yezo brown bear, Japanese macaques and Japanese serows. Asiatic elephants, Indian rhinoceroses, Malayan tapirs, tigers and lesser pandas are exhibited in the western part of the Asiatic Garden.
The African Garden has the Lion Garden, through which you can take a bus ride and get an up-close view of these carnivorous animals. You can enjoy the savannah-style enclosure of giraffes, zebras, antelopes and ostriches. We have succeeded in breeding African elephants.
In commemoration of the twinning of Tokyo and the State of New South Wales, Australia, the Australian Garden was constructed in 1984 and koalas have been displayed since then at Tama Zoo. In 1988, the large Insectarium is completed, where various and rare insects are bred and exhibited.
The African Garden: reticulated giraffes, Grevy's zebras, scimitar oryx, ostriches, white pelicans, lions, servals, cheetahs, African elephants, chimpanzees.
The Asiatic Garden: Amur tigers, snow leopards, lesser pandas, Korean wolves, Indian rhinoceroses, water buffaloes, Asiatic elephants, Pere David's deer, reindeer, mouflons, Przewalski's wild horses, golden takins, Malayan sun bears, Mayan tapirs, orang utans, scarlet ibises, hermit ibises, straw-necked ibises, Caribbean flamingoes, eagle owls, golden eagles, white-tailed sea eagles, Steller's sea eagles.
The Insectarium: blue grassy tigers, common grass yellows, hummingbirds, fireflies, flower mantises, stag beetles, dragonflies, tiger beetles.
Japanese animals: brown bears, Japanese macaques, Japanese wild pigs, raccoon dogs, sika deer, red-crowned cranes, Oriental white storks.
The Australian Garden: koalas, common brushtail possums, red kangaroos, common wombats, emus, laughing kookaburras.