Polar Bear Is Most Popular Animal -Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo-
May 6th, 2014
Maruyama Zoo (円山動物園) is one of only 4 zoos in Hokkaido. 177 kinds of 924 animals are bred in February 28, 2014. There are 20 animal houses in the Maruyama Zoo, and it takes one hour 30 minutes even if tourists look around roughly. I thought that the zoo for children was very interesting. At the zoo for children, animals such as sheeps or chickens, ducks are bred, and tourists can observe those closely. It is very nice that the tourists are able to come in contact with animals.
Animal houses at the Maruyama Zoo are as follows. Kangaroo House, Raptorial Birds House, Zoo for Children, Forest of Owl and Hawk, Tropical Animal House, Monkey Mountain, Frozen Zone House, High Mountain House, Tropical Rain Forest House, Reptile and Amphibian House, Anthropoid House, Monkey House, Waterfowl House, Tropical Bird House, Chimpanzee House, Yezo Deer and Wolf House, Sea Animal House, Yezo Brown Bear House, World Bear House.
Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) is the most popular zoo in Hokkaido now, but originally Maruyama zoo was the most popular zoo. Because they improve a way to display of animals, I want the Maruyama Zoo to become more attractive zoo in future. In addition, a toll parking is provided.
Atmosphere of Maruyama Zoo Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Figure of Animal House Placement in Maruyama Zoo
Yezo Brown Bear House
2 Yezo Brown Bears are bred at Yezo Brown Bear House (エゾヒグマ館). The name of male is Dai (大) and the name of female is Towa (とわ). Originally they inhabit Hokkaido and are the largest animal in the natural world of Japan. A big individual seems to be weight over 140 kg. They are sloppy meals, but staple foods are nuts and fruit, and it is said that the Yezo Brown Bear rarely attacks human. But visitors should keep a safe distance to observe them because it is said that the Yezo Brown Bear that has eaten a human is dangerous. By the way, I was not able to readily find them because they often hid whether the Yezo Brown Bear of Maruyama Zoo was shy.
Atmosphere of Yezo Brown Bear House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Yezo Deer and Wolf House
6 Yezo Deers and 4 Timberwolves are bred at Yezo Deer and Wolf House (エゾシカ・オオカミ舎). As for the Yezo Deer, the name of males are Megumu (恩) and Ayumu (歩), and the name of femals are May (芽), Amanda (アマンダ), Isabel (イザベル) and Michi (道). Originally the Yezo Deer inhabits the Hokkaido and lives in groups. Trees and plants are main staple foods. A big individual seems to be weight over 140 kg. A leader of this group is Megumu. Only the male grows antlers.
The name of the timberwolves are Jay (ジェイ), Leak (リーク), Yuki (ユウキ), Sho (ショウ). They are all male. Originally they inhabit the forest area in the northern North America and live by hunting deers or wild boars in groups. Jay is a leader of this group.
Atmosphere of Yezo Deer and Wolf House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
9 chimpanzees are bred at Chimpanzee House (チンパンジー館). The name of male is Accky (アッキー), and the name of females are Gach (ガチャ), Jane (ジェーン), Chaco (チャコ), Susie (スージー), Tess (テス), Lady (レディ), Haru (ハル), Yuki (ユウキ). Gacha who was born in 1966 is the oldest chimpanzee and longevity very much.
Originally they inhabit a tropical rain forest in the African central part and live in groups. They are omnivorousness animals and eat fruits or then insect mainly, but monkeys such as Slow Loris or Orangutan seem to be eaten by them, too. That surprise me. They spent most of a day on search for bait, an artificial anthill is built to be close to a wild condition. By the way, it seems to be a sign of the sexual excitement to grow female buttocks without being a disease.
Atmosphere of Chimpanzee House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Ruffed Lemur, Ring-tailed Lemur, Brown Capuchin, Diana Monkey, Olive Baboon, Mandrill, De brazza's Monkey are bred at Monkey House (モンキーハウス).
Atmosphere of Monkey House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Sea Animal House
1 Larga Seal and 2 Harbor Seals are bred at Sea Animal House (海獣舎). The name of the Larga Seal is F (エフ), and he is a male. Originally they inhabit the Bering Sea or the Sea of Okhotsk. They live mainly on fishes and are a great eater very much. His kissing face seems to gross out. As for the name of Harbor Seals, a female is Gg (ジージー) and a male is Chiharu (ちはる). They are a mother and a son. The Harbor Seals inhabit the Pacific and the Atlantic coastal place, and a neighborhood of Cape Erimo is the largest habitat in Japan. They live on fishes.
World Bear House
3 Polar Bears are breed at World Bear House (世界の熊館). The name of male is Denari (デナリ). The name of female are Lara (ララ) and Candy (キャンディ). Originally they inhabit the Arctic Ocean coast and are omnivorous animals. They hunt mammals such as seals mainly. As for a big individual, it seems to be length over 3 m and seems to be weigh over 800 kg. It is said that they are the largest carnivorous animal on the earth. However, they are animal species that are in an extinction crisis. The Polar Bear is a representative animal of Maruyama Zoo. A pair of Denari and Lara succeed in breeding many times, and people are attracting expectation to born babies.
Atmosphere of World Bear House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Tropical Bird House
Phoenicopterus Ruber, Chilean Flamingo, Lesser Flamingo, Mandarin Duck, Philippine Hanging Parrot, Bycanistes Cylindricus, Keel-billed Toucan, Ppeacock, Waxbill, Euplectes Orix, Pin-tailed Whydah, Blue-eared Glossy Starling, Guara, Toco Toucan, Six-banded Armadillo and Ring-tailed Coat are bred at Tropical Bird House (熱帯鳥類館). There are many beautiful birds. In addition, there were sparrows for some reason, too.
Atmosphere of Tropical Bird House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Humboldt Penguin, White Pelican, Pink-backed Pelican, Black-crowned Night Heron, Heron, White Stork, Japanese Crane, Hawaiian Goose, Alopochen Aegyptiacus, Ruddy Shelduck, Cape Barren Goose are bred at Waterfowl House (総合水鳥舎). Each habitats are different. I was surprised that a penguin was a bird, and the penguin seems to be a representative of birds that can not fly. White Storks are designed as Germany and Lithuanian's national bird and belong to the stork. Humboldt Penguin and Hawaiian Goose are animal species that are in an extinction crisis.
Atmosphere of Waterfowl House Can Be Watched on Youtube.
Reptile and Amphibian House
There are 70 kinds of reptiles and amphibians including Crocodile, Frog, Snake and Tortoise at Reptile and Amphibian House (爬虫類・両生類館). Anyway, it is quite hard to look around because there are many kinds. But the reptiles and amphibians assimilate a background, and No one could find where the reptiles and amphibians were, and it is great fun to find out those. In addition, the reptiles and amphibians with various poison are in danger and are loud color. They will be confident of their poison.
3 Borneo Orangutans and 2 White-handed Gibbons are bred at Anthropoid House (類人猿館). As for the borneo orangutan, the name of male are Teijiro (弟路郎) and Hayato (ハヤト), and the name of female is Rainbow (レインボー). Originally they inhabit a tropical rain forest of Indonesian Borneo Island. They are omnivorous, and a staple food is fruit, but they seem to hunt Gibbon and Slow Loris. When the male becomes a leader, fats around his face called flange develops. Teijiro had the excellent flange. They are animal species that are in an extinction crisis. As for the White-handed Gibbon, the name of male is Kotaro (コタロー) and the name of female is Ai (アイ). Originally they inhabit a tropical rain forest of the Southeastern Asian. A staple food is fruit. They are good at brachiation.
The next page will introduce other animal houses.