Kobe Oiji Zoo in Japan

Kobe Oiji Zoo

Local name Kōbe-shiritsu Ōji Dōbutsuen

Total nrs850
Opened for public1951
Number of species170
Number of animals850
Address 3 Chome-1 Ojicho, Nada Ward
Zip-code 657-0838
Place Kobe
District Hyōgo Prefecture
Region Kansai region, Honshu
Country Japan
Website Website


Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2021-01-12

Latest document update2021-01-12 06:50:12
Google map
Random literature
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases

Kobe Oiji Zoo, located at 3 Chome-1 Ojicho, Nada Ward, in Kobe, Japan , opened for public in 1951.

Living elephants

At the Kobe Oiji Zoo lives 3 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Mac born 1992-06-13
  2. Midori born 2000
  3. Zuzanna born 1990-04-05

Comments / picturesSome of the most popular attractions are the pandas Koko and Tantan, koala, golden snub-nosed monkey, Amur tiger, and elephants.

The female elephant Suwako, born in 1943, who died in 2008, 58 years after arrival 1950, was considered the oldest living elephant in Japan.

How to get there

Take the Hankyu Railway and get off at Oji Koen Station. Walk 3 minutes west from Exit 3 or take the JR and get off at Nada Station and walk 5 minutes north.

References for records about Kobe Oiji Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Kobe Oiji Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=53. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Search more with Google for Kobe Oiji ZooThe link will automatically include Kobe Oiji Zoo and open a new browser window.

Search more on the Internet Web for Kobe Oiji ZooThe link will automatically include Kobe Oiji Zoo and open a new browser window

Categories zoo in Japan | Japan Portal | asia Portal

About this documentThis document was updated: 2021-01-12 06:50:12 with valid HTML5 Valid CSS

Elephant Encyclopedia and database

Established 1995
Established 2006
Your ip:
Kulen Elephant Forest