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[Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo] Polar Bear Is Most Popular Animal in Oldest Zoo in Hokkaido

May 6th, 2014

Figure of Animal House Placement in Maruyama Zoo

Tropical Rain Forest House

Tropical Rain Forest House is one of Wakwak Asia Zone (わくわくアジアゾーン). Sun Bear, Lion-tailed Macaque, Black Macaque Monkey, Leucopsar Rothschildi, Silvery Gibbon, Asian Small-clawed Otter, Asian Arowana, Malaysia Tapir, Orii Fruit Bat are bred at the Tropical Rain Forest House. Visitors can observe various animals in the Southeast Asia rain forest. A lot of animal species are in extinction crisis.

Asian Arowana
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Sun Bear
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Asian Small-Clawed Otter
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Orii Fruit Bat
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Black Macaque Monkey
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Lion-Tailed Macaque
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House
Malaysia Tapir
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Rain Forest House

Atmosphere of Tropical Rain Forest House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Tropical Rain Forest House

High Mountain House

High Mountain House (高山館) is one of the Wakwak Asia Zone. Lesser Panda and Himalayan Bear are bred at the High Mountain House. The Lesser Panda inhabits mountains in China. The length is about 60 cm. A staple food is a bamboo leaf. A passage to a cage of the Lesser Panda is built in the air, and visitors seem to look up the Lesser Panda from the bottom. Another name of Himalayan Bear is Asiatic Black Bear. They inhabit the Southeast Asia and the Japan, but they do not inhabit the Hokkaido. A big individual seems to be height over 180 cm. A staple food is fruit, but they can eat anything. Both animals are in extinction crisis.

High Mountain House
Maruyama Zoo High Mountain House
Lesser Panda
Maruyama Zoo High Mountain House
Lesser Panda
Maruyama Zoo High Mountain House
Himalayan Bear
Maruyama Zoo High Mountain House

Atmosphere of High Mountain House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of High Mountain House

Frozen Zone House

The Frozen Zone House is one of the Wakwak Asia Zone. Amur Tiger and Snow Leopard are bred at the Frozen Zone House. The Amur Tiger inhabits along Amur River, and seems to be height over 250 cm. Staple foods are Wild Boar and Deer, but they sometimes eat bears. The Snow Leopard inhabits the Central Asia, and seems to be height over 150 cm. Staple foods are Deer and Wild Boar. I was really surprised at their size when I look at their bodies. Though they are a cat family, it is different from the cat after all. Both animals are in extinction crisis.

Snow Leopard
Maruyama Zoo Frozen Zone House
Snow Leopard
Maruyama Zoo Frozen Zone House
Amur Tiger
Maruyama Zoo Frozen Zone House
Amur Tiger
Maruyama Zoo Frozen Zone House

Atmosphere of Frozen Zone House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

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Movie of Frozen Zone House

Tropical Animal House

Hippopotamus, Eland, Masai Giraffe, Grant’s Zebra, Ostrich, Lion, Serval, Spotted Hyena, Sloth Bear are bred at the Tropical Animal House. They inhabit the Africa mainly. I thought that the Hippopotamus is slow, but it has a violent temper, and seems to be weight over 260 kg. In addition, the Ostrich is the largest bird in the world, and seems to be height over 230 cm.

Masai Giraffe
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Animal House
Eland
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Animal House
Lion
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Animal House
Sloth Bear
Maruyama Zoo Tropical Animal House

Atmosphere of Tropical Animal House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Tropical Animal House

Monkey Mountain

About 80 monkeys are bred on the Monkey Mountain. Japanese Macaque inhabits the Japan, but they do not inhabit the Hokkaido. The height is about 60 cm. They have been designated a natural monument in the Japan according to each region. They ate feed and did grooming when I visited.

Snow Monkey
Maruyama Zoo Monkey Mountain

Atmosphere of Monkey Mountain Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Monkey Mountain

Forest of Owl and Hawk

American Long-eared Owl, Yezo Ural Owl, Snowy Owl, Black Kite, Goshawk, Buzzard are breed at the Forest of Owl and Hawk. The Snowy Owl is famous for appearing on Harry Potter.

Snowy Owl
Maruyama Zoo Forest of Owl and Hawk
Yezo Ural Owl
Maruyama Zoo Forest of Owl and Hawk
American Long-eared Owl
Maruyama Zoo Forest of Owl and Hawk

Kangaroo House

Giant Kangaroo, Slow Loris, Galah, Rosella, Domestic Rabbit are bred at the Kangaroo House. They inhabit around Australia. The Giant Kangaroo seems to be height over 130 cm, and can run at 60 km per hour. That is like a car. But, unfortunately, I could not see an active side of the kangaroo whether a place was too narrow.

Giant Kangaroo
Maruyama Zoo Kangaroo House
Domestic Rabbit
Maruyama Zoo Kangaroo House

Atmosphere of Kangaroo House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Kangaroo House

Raptorial Bird House

Eurasia Eagle Owl, Steller’s Sea-eagle, Golden Eagle, White-tailed Sea Eagle are bred at the Raptorial Bird House. They are big birds with 1 m in height and are heroic, but the birds are surround by net of a cage, and I was sorry that I could not take a picture beautifully. The White-tailed Sea Eagle has been designated a natural monument in the Japan.

Golden Eagle
Maruyama Zoo Raptorial Birds House
White-Tailed Sea Eagle
Maruyama Zoo Raptorial Birds House

Atmosphere of Raptorial Birds House Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Raptorial Birds House

Zoo for Children

The Zoo for Children is roughly divided into 4 sections, Squirrel Monkey Dome (リスザルドーム), Forest of Dosanko (ドサンコの森), Forest of Beaver (ビーバーの森) and another one. The Squirrel Monkey is bred at the Squirrel Monkey Dome. The Yezo Flying Squirrel, Yezo Raccoon Dog, Yezo Squirrel, Yezo Snow Rabbit are bred at the Forest of Dosanko. The other animals such as Guinea Pig, Chinese Goose, Duck, Silky Fowl, Okina Japanese Bantam, Japanese Long-tailed Fowl, Red Jungle Fowl, White Japanese Bantam, Ohiki, White Echigo Nanjing Gamefowl, Miniature Horse, Sheep are bred. Tourists come close to the animals, and can observe animal’s expression and gesture closely. I think that not only children but also adults can enjoy the zoo.

Sheep
Maruyama Zoo Zoo for Child
Indian Peafowl
Maruyama Zoo Zoo for Child
Yezo Snow Rabbit
Maruyama Zoo Zoo for Child

Atmosphere of Zoo for Children Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Zoo for Children

Admission fee Adult: JPY 600. Junior high school students and younger: Free of charge
Parking lot Pay parking is not provided
Business hours Summer season 09:00-17:00
Winter season 09:00-16:00
Regular closing day December 29, December 30, December 31
Telephone number +81-11-621-1426
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 457 821*08

A page of Sapporo is here

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