Hirakawa Zoological Park

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City: Kagoshima
Country: Japan
Region Kyushu
Opened 1916


Species 139



There are literally hundreds of different types of animals to see at the zoo, including elephants, seals, polar bears, orang-utans, eagles, and giant tortoises. A large aviary allows you to get close to wandering flamingos and other ground-dwelling birds, while further on there is a petting zoo for the children. However, the zoo’s main claim to fame is the , featuring kangaroos, emus, and the zoo’s pride and joy, a group of koalas. The city has eucalypt parks dotted around the prefecture just to grow enough leaves to feed the animals. Around half of the animal enclosures have been designed to mimic natural habitats. The highlight of these enclosures is perhaps the African Savannah display, populated with elegant giraffes, zebra and the aforementioned Rhinoceroses. In the background, one could perhaps be forgiven for seeing Sakurajima as Kilimanjaro. The two rhinos (Shino and Chousuke for those in the know) spend weekends roaming the , while weekdays are spent in a private enclosure. Here you can get up close and personalwith the beautiful animals, and if you’re lucky they might come close enough for you to almost touch.

Service given


Open : minimum 9am-5pm, Closed 29th.december-1st.Jannuary

Entrace fee: Yes

For kids: Playgrounds and pettingarea

Food: The Zoo has a place where you can get a snack


Taking photos: Is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the zoo on your homepage







Phone number 099-261-2326
Fax number 099-261-2328
Address: Hirakawa Zoological Park Kagoshim, 5699-1 Hirakawa-Cho,  Kagoshima, 891-013, Japan
E-mail: hirakawazoo@city.kagoshima.lg.jp
Website: http://hirakawazoo.jp





Where to finde the Park:

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I don't have any guides of this zoo. Does any body know if they made any guides? And where I can get those? 



In the years 1941, 1966, 1991 and 2016 they had theire anniversarrys. Have they made any books on this occassion?

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