Director / Curator / Keepers

Motofumi TAI
Motofumi TAI

Born in Osaka 1979, studied law at Waseda University Tokyo.
Professional animal, kids and zoo photographer, but also the publisher/chief editor of “Doubutsu-no-kuni (animal kingdom)” the worlds’ famous zoo magazine. He already visited more than 500 zoos and aquariums in the world. Now his photo project “KIDZOO” is on the tour exhibition all over the world.

Dr. Jurgen Lange
Executive Curator
Dr. Jurgen Lange

Born in Dessau,Germany in 1942. He studied chemistry, biology, marine biology, and physiology at the University of Munster and the University of Kiel. After working at the university of Kiel, he began his aquarium career at the zoological and botanical garden in Stuttgart. He was called for the renovation of the Zoo-Aquarium Berlin in 1977, was named vice director of the Zoo Berlin in 1988, and director in 2002. After resigning in 2007 he established azc (Aquarium Zoo Consulting Berlin-Tokyo). In Japan, Motofumi Tai serves as his consulting partner.

Dr. Jurgen Lange
Head Keeper
Chisa Inada

Born in Tokyo 1986, studied at Joshibi University of Art and Design.
She started making the animal figures with the wool felt, just after she met such artworks when she was a kid. Now as the “Head Keeper” of our LOST ZOO, she is blowing the lives into the all extinct animals. And also she is famous artist on “Doubutsu-no-kuni” magazine by her artworks for the special gifts for the readers of every issue.


  • Chikako Morita

    Chikako Morita

  • Tadaaki Kusukawa

    Tadaaki Kusukawa