FIRST - Zoo in Japan - Tokyo, JAPAN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YONEYAMA
N 35° 42.952 E 139° 46.390
54S E 389030 N 3953128
Quick Description: Ueno zoo is the First zoo in JAPAN.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date Posted: 5/5/2022 9:20:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM164T8
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
The zoo began as a collection of wild animals attached to the National Museum of Natural History and was first opened as a public zoo on March 20th 1882. And in 1886, the Museum was managed under the The Ministry of the Imperial Household as Japanese first zoo.

Since those early days the zoo has expanded greatly and is now home to over 3,000 animals from 400 different species. However, the most famous animals at Ueno Zoo are its giant pandas. Ueno Zoo today is a modern establishment that is active in wildlife conservation efforts and tries to house the animals in enclosures that resemble their natural environment.

Ueno Zoo is BIG. You could easily spend 3 or 4 hours there and still not have viewed every animal on display. The zoo grounds are divided into an East Garden and West Garden which are linked by a monorail, although you can also walk between these gardens. Here is a short guide to the main areas of interest.
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Date of FIRST: 3/20/1886

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