Thursday, May 18, 2006

Blessing of Hokkaido's Nature ②

Before we went to the eastern part of Hokkaido, we stopped at Asahiyama Zoo. The zoo has made a record gate since it achieved a turnaround, actually the attendance of this zoo is more than any other zoos in Japan!

There are not rare animals like a panda, a koala in this zoo, which normally attract a lot of people. However, it has a warm atmosphere that makes probably you think that the distance between animals and the visitors is near. Although they've set up fences around animals, they've got good ideas to create a sense of affinity to the animals.