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Go to the Main Page of Omoriyama Zoo

Omoriyama Zoo is where we can talk with animals. Let' take a walk in the park. You will feel that you and animals communicate each other with eye contacts.
"Hello, all the animals!"

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From JR Akita station, the bus (Araya line) will take you to the zoo in 30 minutes.
From JR Araya station, it takes about 30 minutes on foot. If you use a bus (Omoriyama Koen line) from Araya Station, it takes about 8 minutes.

Akita Omoriyama Zoo opens everyday from March 20 to November 30, and most of the weekend during winter.

  Reeves's muntjac, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Reeves's muntjac
a common small deer in Taiwan

Timber Wolf, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Shin and Kirara the timber wolf   Timber Wolf, Akita Omoriyama Zoo The two wolves howl together along with the music when the zoo close.

Snow Leopard, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Her name is Raisa. She was born in April, 1991.
She is easy going girl.
Snow Leopard, Akita Omoriyama Zoo The snow leopard lives in the mountains at high altitude in central and south Asia.

Snow Leopard, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Snow leopard has a long flexible tail which is useful to keep the balance in the mountain area.

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Akita Omoriyama Zoo Bone Garden
Can you guess what the skull is?

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Japanese Macaque, Akita Omoriyama Zoo
Japanese Macaque

Ural Owl, Akita Omoriyama Zoo
Ural Owl
Markohr, Akita Omoriyama Zoo
Young Markhor
Markohr, Akita Omoriyama Zoo

She drinks water without making any wave on the water so quietly.

I wander if the way is not to be found by predators.

Caribou, Akita Omoriyama Zoo
Caribou, Akita Omoriyama Zoo
He was trying to stretch out to the fresh green grass out side of the fence.

Common Marmoset, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Common Marmoset Common Marmoset, Akita Omoriyama Zoo They live in the rainforest in Brazil. Common Marmoset, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Their main foods are insects and fruits.
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White-throated Capuchin, Akita Omoriyama Zoo White-throated Capuchin, Their natural habitat is the rainforest in Central America and north of South America.

White-throated Capuchin, Akita Omoriyama Zoo
Prairie dog, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Prairie dog

They live on the prairie east of the Rockey Mountains in North America.

  Beaver, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Canadian Beaver
The 4 beavers are the great family.

Beaver, Akita Omoriyama Zoo

They live in Canada, USA and northern Mexico. They sometimes tap the water surface with the flat tails to make noise. That is the way to appeal their territories.

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Bactrial Camel, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Bactrial Camel

It is one of the endangered species. The wild camel's population is less than 1,000.

The wild camel has tow corn shaped humps which are in the same size.

Bactrial Camel, Akita Omoriyama Zoo

Some wild camels were found from where more than 40 atmospheric nuclear tests had been carried. The camels had survived the powerful nuclear tests and produced its' offspring normally after that.

Oriental Stork, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Oriental Stork
The stork delivered babys to...
  Porcupine, Akita Omoriyama Zoo Porcupine.

The little porcupine runs quickly around her mothre porcupine. The spine were very soft when the baby was born, then got harder and shaper in about a week.

Porcupine, Akita Omoriyama Zoo The baby is behind the shield. Can you see her?

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Baby Amur Tiger, Akita Omoriyama Zoo A stork came to Amur Tiger Family, too.
They were about 2 weeks old.
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Amur Tiger's tongue, Akita Omoriyama Zoo

The tiger's tongue. The surface of the tongue looks very bumpy and delicate.

Photograph: Akita Omoriyama Zoo

Young They grew up and very active on a snowy day.
Photograph: Akita Omoriyama Zoo

One of the cubs, Aruru, is now in Hiroshima Asa Zoo to mate Baicof. Click here for the most recent photos of Aruru.