Tennōji Zoo, Osaka – Japan’s Third Oldest Zoo

Lions at Tennōji Zoo, Osaka Mandarin Ducks at Tennōji Zoo, Osaka

Just a handful of animal photos, all taken at the Tennōji Zoo in Osaka. Not the best zoo I’ve ever been to. Opened in 1915 as Japan’s third oldest zoo, it celebrated its 100th birthday this year, and its age certainly shows. Many of the enclosures are small and we noticed some of the larger animals exhibiting signs of listlessness. Then again, at only ¥500 to get in (about AUD 5.80), it’s a wonder they make enough to keep such a large place running. I wouldn’t have minded paying a higher admission fee to help the zoo improve some of their enclosures.

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See what we thought about other zoos and animal parks here:
Singapore Zoo / Singapore
Jurong Bird Park / Singapore
Singapore River Safari / Singapore
Marine Life Park S.E.A. Aquarium / Singapore
Taronga Zoo / Australia
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary / Australia
Nara Deer Park / Japan
Nogeyama Zoological Gardens / Japan
Osaka Aquarium (Kaiyūkan) / Japan
Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Gardens / Hong Kong

angie and james do stuff.

On this day one year ago: Tamborine Mountain @ Scenic Rim, Gold Coast Hinterland

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