■ Zoo Area
The Japanese squirrel is an endemic species of Japan. They run freely in the tree-planted 650 m2 cage. You can see the various seasonal lives of the squirrels, including their parenting in the spring and hoarding in the autumn.
【Japanese Bird House・Wild Bird Forest】
Beautiful little birds and pheasants living in hills and woods of Japan such as Japanese green woodpeckers and Copper pheasants, Japanese pheasants are displayed. You can also find raptors such as Japanese scops owls and Japanese sparrowhawks. The Red-headed wood pigeon, an endemic bird of the Ogasawara Islands, is facing the risk of extinction, and the metropolitan zoos try to breed them in captivity.
【Guinea Pig Petting Zoo】
Get close to amazing guinea pigs. You can touch the back of a guinea pig in a basket (Tue-Sat 13:30-14:30).
*Advance online ticket reservations are required.
>>Get your tickets and find out more, here.
【Tsushima leopard cat】
The Tsushima leopard cat is a wild cat and lives only in Tsushima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture. It is considered the most endangered mammalian species in Japan. We are working on the rearing and breeding of Tsushima leopard cats with methods such as the development of artificial insemination techniques using the Amur leopard cat which is a closely related species.
【Wildlife Encounter Field】
This field is created for the wild creatures living near the zoo by providing various habitat types, such as ponds and dense grasslands. Enjoy observing the native wildlife walking along the board walk.
Nagasaki Peace Prayer Statue was created for the souls of the atomic bomb victims, and the atelier of Seibo Kitamura (1884-1987), where the statue was made, has been kept intact. The original model of the enormous Peace Prayer Statue which was divided into 104 pieces to transport to Nagasaki is impressive. A total of about 200 Seibo's sculptures are on display at Sculpture Museum Houses A, B and the outside.
■ Aquatic Life Park
【Aquatic Life House】
At Aquatic Life House, we put emphasis on the display of creatures inhabiting the watersides of Japan, such as freshwater fish, amphibians, insects and plants.
You can also see rare species such as the Japanese killifish, Japanese fire belly newt and Tokyo butterfly bitterling.
【Ducks, Geese, Herons and Cranes】
There is an extensive lineup of birds that live around the watersides in Asia, including endangered species such as the Oriental White Stork, Japanese night heron and Black-faced spoonbill. You can see lively parenting from spring to summer as well as the courtship displays of birds such as beautiful breeding plumage of ducks from autumn to winter. From the viewing deck, you can enjoy observing various creatures such as wild birds visiting Inokashira Pond.