Kyoto Zoo

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City: Kyoto
Country: Japan
Region Kinki
Opened 01.04.1903


Species 175


Needless to say, there are a lot of animals in the zoo, but let’s focus on the most popular ones.  An interesting vote was conducted recently.  According to the vote, the lesser panda, or red panda, is the most popular animal in the Kyoto City Zoo.  Certainly, a lesser panda looks really cute and lovely.  Many people do love it.  Lesser pandas like eating fruits and some kinds of insects.  As they are nocturnal animals, they often sleep during the day.  Then, it seems that the amur tiger is the second most popular animal in the Kyoto City Zoo.  An amur tiger looks wild and awful, but we love it, too.  What a cool animal it is.  Amur tigers are meat-eating animals and can be dangerous.  Indeed, some people say that they are the strongest animals in the world.  They are powerful!  Next, the giraffe is the third most popular animal in the Kyoto City Zoo.  As everyone knows, a giraffe has a very very long neck.  Such a long neck looks so attractive that many people, especially children, like it.  In addition, giraffes have a tongue long enough to take leaves from a tall tree.  Their favorite foods are fruit, carrots, and leaves.  According to the vote, the Asian elephant is the fourth most popular animal in the Kyoto City Zoo.  Asian elephants are the largest animal in the zoo.  When you come to the zoo, it is worthwhile seeing them.  Finally, it seems that the Brazilian tapir is the fifth most popular animal.  The tapir is an animal like a pig with a long nose. Wild tapirs mainly live in Central and South America and South East Asia.  Full-grown tapirs are more than two meters long.  They are much bigger than human beings.  In the Kyoto City Zoo, there are not only famous animals but also rare animals such as tapirs.

Service given


Open : minimum  9am-4.30pm

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 075-771-0210
Address: Kyoto City Zoo, Okazaki Koen, Okazaki Houshojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city, 606-8333, Japan





Where to finde the Zoo:

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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 1928, 1953, 1978 and 2003 they had theire anniversarrys. Have they made any books on this occassion?
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