Asahiyama Zoo 旭山動物園
We visited Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa.The zoo is located in the northernmost island Japan.
However, this zoo is one of the most famous and popular zoos in Japan.There is a movie about the zoo and many programs about it on TV. The kinds of animals isn’t unique but the way of displaying them is interesting The staff in the zoo researched the ecology of the animals and found a way of showing them naturally.
For example, this tube is for a seals.
When he/she goes through this tube, everyone can see their stomach and they watch us.
The polar bear is a popular animal in the zoo. You can look at them from all directions.
You can look in them through the capsule and get very near to them.
This play equipment is for monkeys.They think how they enjoy them.
This rope is for an orangutan. When he wants to eat, he climbs the column and moves to the other side.
His motion is very slow
However, these long-armed apes move very quickly. My daughters wished that they could move like them.