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Discussion in 'Japan' started by Bagger Jan, 14 Feb 2019 at 11:36 AM.

  1. Bagger Jan

    Bagger Jan Member

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    This zoo which opened April 28, 1985 ist about 50 minutes drive from Tokio Ueno Park and easily accessible via train and monorail. The zoo covered 33,5 ha and has a good animal collection (asian elephant, recticulated giraffe, grevy's zebra, red pandas, gorillas, chimps, borneo orangutan, mandrill, siamang, celebes crested macaques, purple-faced langur, deBrazza Monkey, Patas monkey, guereza, siamang, sealion, penguins as well as a shoebill stork - to mention a few species.
    In March 2014 the Zoo published a "Restart Initiative" in order to update the facilities and introduce new species. (http://www.city.chiba.jp/toshi/koenryokuchi/dobutsukoen/documents/restartzentai.pdf)

    In this context they opened an african lion exhibit in April 2016. In Juni 2018 they closed the enclosures for Bison, Camel, Yaks, Llama and Water Buffalo to make room for new exhibits for cheetahs and hyenas.

    35°38'41.67"N 140° 7'43.22"E
    千葉市動物公園
     
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  2. PossumRoach

    PossumRoach Well-Known Member

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    Nice tosee another renewal plan of a Japanese zoo. Where did you find out about the closure of the hoofstock enclosures?