• SHARE

Been keeping up with Japan animal news? We’re about to find out. Can you fill in the critters? Click to check your answers, and use the words at the bottom if you need a hand (but be warned — red herrings lurk among them):

  • Like many of us, Emma had her travel plans derailed by the coronavirus. But after months of delay, the _____ _____ arrived Tuesday at Tobu Zoo in Saitama from Taiwan, where she learned Nihongo. Now she’s looking for love.
  • A _____ _____ at Tokyo’s Ueno zoo may be pregnant, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Friday, as the zoo reopened after a five-month closure. Massive hint: When this animal mated in March, it was the first time in four years — and big news.
Empty cages, full inbox: Tsunenori Tsujimoto, the zoo director at Zoomo, speaks about animal euthanasia in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, in April. | KYODO
Empty cages, full inbox: Tsunenori Tsujimoto, the zoo director at Zoomo, speaks about animal euthanasia in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, in April. | KYODO
  • A 24-year-old female _____ _____ at a zoo in Hyogo has been recognized as the world’s oldest ever held in captivity. Although a centenarian in human years, Midori has no major health problems.
  • Zoomo in Iwate Prefecture aroused a strong public response — mostly criticism — after announcing in March that it had euthanized 15 _____s last December that had had difficulty recovering from a contagious disease.
  • A _____ _____ that managed to break free from an apartment in Yokohama on May 6 was caught alive more than two weeks later. After sparking 16 days of fear in the city of 3.7 million, the pet was found in the apartment’s attic.

bear / cicada / giant / herring / lesser / koala / panda / python / rabbit / red / reticulated / rhino / spotted / white / wildebeest

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)