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Zoo train to Tama Zoo along the Keio Tama Dobutsu Koen Line.
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Tama Dobutsu Koen Station is right near the Tama Zoo entrance.
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Entrance to Tama Zoo.
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Opened in 1958, Tama Zoo is one of Japan's largest zoos on par with Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Officially named the Tama Zoological Park, the zoo is spread over a very large and spacious area.
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The zoo consists of several areas such as the African Zone, Asian Zone, and the popular Australian Zone where the Koala House is.
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Tama Zoo is very spacious.
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Signs
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Catch the zoo bus to go afar.
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What the panda is to Ueno Zoo is what the koala bear is to Tama Zoo. Three cute koala bears are on display in the Koala House pictured here.
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Inside the Koala House. It's round, with pie-shaped areas for each of the three koala bears.
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Hello there, I love my eucalyptis leaves...
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On Oct. 25, 2008, a baby kola was born. It finally appeared from its mother's pocket in April 2009. By June 2009, the baby koala grew large enough to be cute and recognizable as it clinged to its mother's belly.
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My baby...
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Baby koala and mother at Tama Zoo
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The baby koala also tried eating some leaves.
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Also see my YouTube video here.
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No flash photography allowed.
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A zookeeper observes the baby koala and mother feeding.
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Rhino with its horn cut off.
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Lion's den
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Lion bus takes you up close to see the lions. Pay an extra 300 yen for the bus.
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Bear
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Pelicans
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Monkeys
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Sleek cheetah, I must say it is a beautiful animal. Obviously designed for speed.
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Elephant
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Shy elephant
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Animal footprints
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Tama Zoo manhole, Tokyo.
     
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