Japan's oldest sea otter in captivity dies at 25

National Sep 13, 2020

Japan's oldest sea otter in captivity dies at 25

Rasuka, Japan's oldest sea otter in captivity, has died at the age of 25 — equivalent to around 100 in human years — the aquarium in Ishikawa Prefecture, where she was raised, said Sunday. According to Notojima Aquarium in Ishikawa, she began losing her appetite ...

Rare horned turtle goes on display at zoo in central Japan

National Aug 9, 2020

Rare horned turtle goes on display at zoo in central Japan

A rare turtle with tiny horns on both its eyelids, which was discovered in Shizuoka Prefecture last year, has gone on display at a local zoo, with curators saying it is "probably the only one in the world." The female Chinese pond turtle is believed ...