zoos

Japanese zoo’s “Smoker Enclosure” sign taken down

Visitors now on their own to tell the difference between smokers and koalas.

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Crowdfunding for memorial statue for Japan’s otaku penguin shut down as zoo denies involvement

Facility where Grape-kun spent his days with his anime crush says it has no plans for a statue, hasn’t given permission for an installation.

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Japan’s anime-loving penguin Grape-kun passes away at Tobu Zoo

The cardboard cut-out he fell in love with was moved from the enclosure to be with the penguin as he passed away.

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Is that you, Godzilla? Tokyo zoo’s huge reptile is a dead-ringer for the kaiju when yawning

Carnivorous kaiju-lookalike doesn’t yawn because it’s sleepy, though.

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Japan’s anime-loving penguin loses his 2-D waifu temporarily, breaks our hearts with sad photos

Human otaku offer their sympathies and encouragement during the animal’s difficult time.

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With youth suicide spike looming, Tokyo zoo offers itself as a place of refuge

Ueno Zoo reminds youths that they don’t need anyone’s permission to run away from a dangerous situation.

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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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