Tag - zoos

 
 

ZOOS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 8, 2020
Tokyo's Ueno zoo unveils new panda enclosure
A panda couple is being housed in the new pen, which is three times the space of their previous home.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 13, 2020
'Carcass feeding' a game changer for Japan's zoos and farmers
Initiative gives animals in captivity a taste of the wild while helping hunters dispose of pests.
Japan Times
JAPAN
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."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2020
Wakayama theme park gives panda couple bamboo for Star Festival
Adventure World staff prepared Tanabata-themed treats for two pandas who are the parents of nine and expecting another cub.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2020
Elephant goes on diet with help from Morioka Zoo visitors
The elephant weighed 3,940 kg as of June 20, but her target weight is 3,600 kg.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 29, 2020
Quokkas, dubbed 'happiest animal,' go on show to media at Japanese zoo
The quokkas will go on display starting Wednesday for a couple of hours a day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2020
Tokyo's Ueno zoo reopens after four-month closure due to coronavirus
Ueno Zoo will implement measures to reduce the risks of infection, including shortening its opening hours to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and limiting visitors to 4,000 a day.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2020
First Japan-born sand cat to make public debut at zoo in Tochigi
The sand cat is found in deserts in Africa and elsewhere. Measuring around 40 to 60 centimeters in length, it is one of the world's smallest kinds of wildcat.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2020
Olympics and Year of the Rat give starring role to capybaras at Japanese zoos
Sinking into steamy hot springs, the giant rodents of Izu Shaboten Koen flick their ears and close their eyes against the camera clicks of fascinated onlookers, drifting into a hazy midday nap.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 2, 2020
German zoo blaze caused by New Year's gesture gone wrong, say police
A Chinese lantern, launched by a 60-year-old mother and her two adult daughters in a New Year's Eve celebration, caused a fire at a German zoo in which dozens of animals were killed, including eight great apes, authorities said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 31, 2019
Ueno Zoo's popular monorail halts service after over 60 years
The much-loved monorail at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo halted its service on Thursday after more than 60 years in operation, due to the aging of the train and facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 2, 2019
More than 330 coins found in stomach of dead alligator at Nagoya zoo
More than 330 coins have been found in the stomach of a dead alligator at a Nagoya zoo in May, apparently swallowed over a span of decades as visitors tossed spare change into the pond while making wishes.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 14, 2019
Typhoon-hit zoo in Chiba reopens thanks to help from volunteers
A zoo in Chiba Prefecture that was struggling to provide water for its animals due to Typhoon Faxai reopened Saturday, encouraged by a wave of moral and material support from the public.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2019
Japanese cities from Kobe to Sendai compete to host panda from China
As ties improve between Japan and China, several cities in this country vie for a chance to host a giant panda, to be loaned from China, at their zoos.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 4, 2019
Pillow in shape of Shabani, a photogenic gorilla residing at Nagoya zoo, selling well online
A newly designed pillow based on a famous photogenic gorilla in a Nagoya zoo began online sales in July, earlier than originally planned, after the product became a hit on social media.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2019
Farewell, Johnny: Japan's oldest chimpanzee dies at 69
Johnny, Japan's oldest chimpanzee, has died at the estimated age of 69, a zoo in Kobe said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2019
Life of a panda breeder in Japan is no walk in the park
Despite the workload and responsibility, being a giant panda breeder at a zoo is something 37-year-old Kimiyo Shintani takes great pride in.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 17, 2018
'Saihin' wins out in Wakayama zoo's competition to name giant panda cub
A female giant panda born at a zoo in Wakayama Prefecture has been named Saihin, the zoo announced Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 20, 2018
China and Japan set to agree on panda lease during Abe's visit
China and Japan are expected to reach a broad agreement on panda leasing during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Beijing next week, bilateral sources said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2018
Kagoshima zookeeper dies after being mauled by white tiger
Akira Furusho, 40, was found collapsed and bleeding from the neck in a cage by a colleague after the Hirakawa Zoological Park had closed for the day Monday.

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