- June 8th, 2014
[Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa] Active Animals Can Be Enjoyed in Northernmost Zoo in Japan
Animal Houses in Asahiyama Zoo
Indian Peacock (キジ舎) are bred at the Pheasant House. Originally, they inhabit the India. An individual seems to live for 20 years. A male is famous for beautiful decoration wings. The male that opens its wings is only courtship. It has most courtship from May to June.
Atmosphere of Pheasant House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House
13 chimpanzees are divided into 2 groups, and are bred at the Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House. The chimpanzee is mammal that is the closest to humans. It is thought that people have common ancestors. Originally, they inhabit the forest region in the Central Part of the Africa, and are in danger of extinction, and do brachiation freely on a steel tower imitating the forest with 16 m in height. An individual seems to live for 57 years.
Atmosphere of Forest of Chimpanzee and Chimpanzee House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
3 Orangutans are bred at the Orangutan House. His name is Jack (ジャック), and her name is Lian (リアン), and child's name is Morito (モリト). Originally, they inhabit the Borneo Island and Sumatra in the East Asia. It is a characteristic that the length of hands is the twice their foots.
Atmosphere of Orangutan House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Gibbons and Reeves's Muntjac are bred at the Gibbon House. There are 3 gibbons. His name is Teruteru (テルテル), Her name is Monroe (モンロー), and another one is their child. They move freely while doing brachiation on a steel tower with 14 m in height. Originally, they inhabit around the Thai, and are in danger of extinction. The Reeves's Muntjac is a deer family, and the length is about 1 m. Originally, they inhabit the Southeastern Part of China.
Atmosphere of Gibbon House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Ring-tailed Lemur and Abyssinia Colobus, De Brazza's Monkey are bred at the Ape House. Originally, the Ring-tailed Lemur inhabits the Southern Part of the Madagascar Island in the Eastern Part of the Africa, and is in danger of extinction. It is their characteristic that their bushy tails are longer than their heights. They fight completely between females. Originally, the Abyssinia Colobus inhabits the Central Africa, and is in danger of extinction. It is called Guereza, too. It is characteristic that their tails are longer than their heights. The De Brazza's Monkey inhabits the Central Africa. It features a white mustache.
Atmosphere of Ape House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Spider Monkey and Capybara House
Geoffroy's Spider Monkey and Capybara are bred at the Spider Monkey and Capybara House. Originally, Geoffroy's Spider Monkey inhabits the Latin America, and live in groups. An individual seems to live for 45 years. The Capybara is a rattus family, and is the largest rattus on the earth. Originally, they inhabit the South American damp area, and live in groups. This house reproduces a same life of the South America. But a geoffroy's spider monkey was killed by a capybara once. The geoffroy's spider monkey meddled in the capybara, and the capybara lost his head. They are so fierce unexpectedly.
Atmosphere of Spider Monkey and Capybara House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
A little less than 30 Japanese monkeys are bred at the Monkey Mountain with 14 m in height. Visitors can observe the monkeys from the foot and the top of the Monkey Mountain. Originally, they inhabit the main islands of the Japan. They live in groups. As for wild Japanese Monkey, the wild Japanese Monkey spends most of their time in a day at searching for baits. It is devised to embody at the zoo.
Atmosphere of Monkey Mountain Can Be Watched on Youtube.
1 Reticulatad Giraffe is bred at the Giraffe House, and is a male. His name is Genki (ゲンキ). Originally, they inhabit the African, and are the tallest animal on the land. Visitors can observe him from the foot of the Giraffe and the viewpoint of the giraffe. They used to be a peir of good partner at this time, but unfortunately, Marion has died.
Atmosphere of Giraffe House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
There are 1 male hippopotamus and 1 femal hippopotamus at the Hippopotamus House. His name is Momokichi (百吉), and her name is Asako (旭子). A water glass tank that visitors can observe them from top, bottom, right and left is famous. Originally, they inhabit the African damp area. In contrast to their appearance, they are so fierce. That is very unexpected. Speaking of unexpectedness, they seem to have a common ancestors with Whale. It is well-known for a big body, an individual seems to be weigh over 450 kg.
In addition, 1 Ostrich and 3 Guinea Fowl are bred, too. The Ostrich is the tallest bird, and seems to be length over 2 m. An egg is the largest in the birds, too. An individual seems to live for 80 years. Originally, they inhabit the Central Africa. The Guinea Fowl is a pheasants family. Originally, they inhabit the Western Africa.
Atmosphere of Hippopotamus House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Eagle and Hawk House
Steller's Sea-eagle and Hawk Eagle are bred at the Eagle and Hawk House. Both are a hawk family. Originally, the Steller's Sea-eagles inhabit around the Kamchatka Peninsula and like salmons. They visit the Hokkaido with using drift ice. Wings of individual seems to be length over 3 m, and an individual seems to live for 50 years. Because they are at risk of extinction, they have been designated as a national monument. Originally the Hawk Eagle inhabit in the East Asia is in danger of extinction. An individual seems to live for 40 years. They reach 250 km at the time of the swoop. It is very fast!
Atmosphere of Eagle and Hawk House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Rabbit, Marmot, Sheep and Duck are bred at the Children Pasture. Children can touch animals directly by their hands. Although it is called the Children Pasture, adults can touch the animals by their hands, too. The adults return to their childhood, and should be able to enjoy warmth of the animals. Let's wash your hands after you touch the animals. It is infectious disease quality measures.
Atmosphere of Children Pasture Can Be Watched on Youtube.
|Admission fee||Adult: JPY 820. Citizens of Asahikawa: JPY 590. Junior high student or younger: free of charge.|
|Parking lot||Free of charge. In the case of no vacancies, there is a paid parking lot in the neighborhood.|
|Business hours||Summer season 09:30-16:30
Winter season 10:30-15:30
|Regular closing day||New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Week Second of April, Week Second of November|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||79 357 851*41|
I introduce about other animal houses on the previous page.
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Asahikawa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
I introduce about other animal houses on the previous page.
A page of Asahikawa is here
A page of 4 Major Zoos in Hokkaido is here
4 Major Zoos in Hokkaido
By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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