zoos

Japanese zoo will let anime-loving penguin keep his 2-D wife for the indefinite future

Otaku love conquers all.

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Japan’s anime-loving penguin turned to comfort of a 2-D girl after being scorned by his 3-D wife

Lost his real-life penguin wife, gained an anime waifu.

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Japanese boy’s sneeze blows “meerkat” off ledge【Video】

This boy’s sneezing is a lot more powerful than his animal species recognition.

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It’s getting cold, so it’s time for this zoo’s capybaras to soak in their Japanese-style bath!

For more than 30 years, this Japanese zoo has been keeping its capybaras cozy, and visitors oohing and aahing at their adorable hot spring-style setup.

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Baby tiger and lion become best friends at Japanese animal park, melt hearts online 【Photos】

Their time together is limited, but for now, these two make an adorable pair.

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Tiger tears off and steals car bumper at Chinese safari park 【Video】

Yet another example of how tigers shamelessly show no regard for the personal property of others.

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Japanese raccoon stands tall to steal zoo visitors’ hearts as his “pals” steal his treats 【Video】

”Hey! Over here!”

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Zoo Jeans from Japan uses denim marked with the claws and teeth of lions

The venture is being promoted by a local branch of Loft chainstores to help revitalise the Tohoku area.

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Peacocking peafowl poses prettily as patrons patiently pray to pee

The bird caught sight of its glorious self in the mirror and now there’s no chance of anyone else using the restroom.

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Bear attacks, disappointing anime ending causing concerns about Japanese animal park event

Bears have been getting bad press for both their real-life and anime actions this month, which has some bristling at the idea of a Kuma Miko-themed promotion in Akita.

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Japanese Netizens weigh in on Cincinnati Zoo’s killing of Harambe the gorilla

We comb Japanese comments and interview some native Japanese to see what The Incident That Exploded The Internet has people here saying.

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Newborn baby capybaras and proud mama pose for pictures at Nagasaki Bio Park 【Photos】

“Hello, I made these. You may tell me how cute they are now.”

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Cheeky seal gets sled ride at Japanese zoo, decides he’s pretty much done with walking 【Video】

He’s either lazy, impatient, intelligent, or adorable…or maybe all four!

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Shabani the gorilla is so handsome he’ll be appearing on sweets in Japan this Valentine’s Day

From chocolates to primate “poop”, fans of Shabani the handsome gorilla have a lot to look forward to this Valentine’s Day.

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Tourist ends up in hospital after being “kissed” by a snake in Thailand【Video】

What was supposed to be a fun reptile show in Phuket, Thailand, soon turned gruesome after a Chinese woman was attacked by one of the snakes in it.

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Japan’s phenomenally handsome gorilla getting nationwide DVD release

A DVD of Japan’s “hottest primate” is set to go on sale nationwide in December.

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Adorable prairie dog traffic jam wins the hearts of Japanese Twitter users

Depending on where you grew up, prairie dogs might be nothing more than hated, pesky varmints you just wish would go away. But in Japan, they are adorable little creatures deserving all your squeals of “kawaiiiii” — especially when they end up in a traffic jam!

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Photos of scrawny-looking lion and tiger raise concerns for Beijing Zoo’s big cats

Zoos bring the thrill of being able to observe wild, exotic animals up close that we normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to see. For young and old alike, seeing one’s favorite animal just a few meters away can be a magical experience, but sadly for the animal involved, the experience may not be a happy one.

With news like the deer who died from plastic consumption and the lonely “headbanging” bear, it seems that recently there are an increasing number of sad stories coming from zoos. Unfortunately we have yet another to add to the list, as photographs of a couple of Beijing Zoo’s big cats surfaced on the internet this past week that beg the question of how well these animals are being taken care of.
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Japan has rabbits that cosplay each fall…as other rabbits?!? 【Photos】

I think we can all agree that rabbits are already pretty adorable, right? And they’re much beloved in Japan, where they’ve got their own cafes and even an island.

But still, bunnies’ popularity regularly lags behind that of cats and dogs, so we could understand if they felt the need to step up their cuteness game. As a matter of fact, right now one breed of Japanese rabbit is winning new fans by appearing to cosplay…as another rabit?!?

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Over 20 Museums, Galleries and Zoos in Tokyo are free for today only!

Today (October 1) is Citizen’s Day in Tokyo, celebrating the independence and welfare of the area’s residents. And what better way to do that than by giving them free access to over 20 of Tokyo’s cultural attractions from museums to art galleries to gardens and even zoos.

Now, considering it’s Citizen’s Day you might be thinking that such a deal is only open to people living in Tokyo, but no! Anyone who can get out here today and today only can get free admission to the following places.

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