By on April 1, 2014

It has been 15 years since Zoorasia started in Japan.

This 50-hectare zoo houses more than 1,500 creatures of over 150 species. Spend a magical day full of sightings of tropical birds, rare animal species from Humboldt penguins, cute porcupines to Indian elephants. See roaming Harimau Kayu or Sumatran Tigers make their swaggery strut live. And did you know that alligators have around 80 teeth when grown but could go through 3,000 teeth in a lifetime? The many types of animals you will see at Zoorasia come from seven regions with varying temperatures and precipitations engineered to make their habitat as close to nature as possible: Asian Tropical forest, Amazon Jungle, Central Asian Highland, Oceanian Grassland, Japanese countryside, African Tropical Rain Forest and Subartic forest.  Show your kids what each type of animal eat, what they do and how they live. When you get tired from all the walking, stop by Wanpaku no Mori (Wanpaku forest) for a brief rest or take snap shots of your kid on a pony ride.

097-4, Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0023
Nearest station:  Nakayama by JR Yokohama line/Municipal Subway Green Line or Tsurugamine station by Sotetsu line
Tel. 045-959-1000   Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (entry until 4:00 pm)
Closed: Tuesdays (unless Tuesday is a national holiday)

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