Home to expansive grounds and more than 500 species, Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens hosts more than 2.4 million visitors each year. The non-profit joins 16 Japanese institutions and more than 1,100 Species360 members worldwide collaborating to improve wildlife care and conservation.
In August, Nagoya’s non-profit Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens became the 16th Japanese institution to join Species360 and the 7th JAZA member to join this year. Located in central Japan, Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens is among the most visited zoos in Japan, welcoming more than 2.4 million visitors annually. It is home to Shabani, a 22-year-old Western Lowland Gorilla, and more than 500 species including koalas, giraffes, and anteaters. The botanical gardens include a large greenhouse, sakura (cherry blossom) trees galleria, flower fields and an insect hall.