Saturday, May 31, 2008


Yesterday I took the children in my class on their final field trip, to a zoo in Yokohama called Zoorasia. A lot of zoos in Japan are a pitiful site and made me upset. Zoorasia however is a zoo set in what seems like a huge botanical garden and where the animals are in enclosures that are more naturalistic settings. Not many of the animals are caged. This zoo is dedicated to the display and preservation of endangered species. The rain held off and everyone had a good day. I'm sure Jazz and Dixie could smell some of the animals on me as when I got home I got a very good sniffing over.


Lorenza said...

The zoo here is a very sad place.
The one you visited sure looks great!
Have a great weekend
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

I've only been to Taronga Park zoo and Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo here in Oz and they are both excellent zoos. The number one priority is the animals and that's the way it should be. It would be upsetting to see animals caged in horrible conditions.
Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah's pinky D

Amber-Mae said...

The animals in that zoo look healthy & very well taken cared of. The zoo here in Malaysia is the most saddest place you'll ever go to. The animals are in terrible condition especially the bird section. The chickens behind the glass window are diseases & have hardly any feathers left on them. Absolutely depressing. There was even a Rottweiller in a hut kind of cage. I bet the girls were wondering where you went to...hehehe!

Butt shakes,
Solid Gold Dancer

Kess & Her Mama said...

That is so true. It's good that some zoos have progressed from cages to natural settings. Taronga Park Zoo is excellent. The animals have a great view!

The Army of Four said...

Is it just me, or do those penguins remind anypuppy of Storm and Dave? Ha roo roo roo!
This zoo looks very nice!
Play bows,
PS: Please don't tell Storm I said she looks like a penguin. :)

Sparky said...

Hi Jazz and Dixie!

Nope, it ain't my adoption day that's comin' up... It's Crikit and Ginger's Sparky! Hee hee, but don't worry, everyone gets confused between us!

Man, those are a lot of animals... I bet they get bored in the zoo... But they do look nice and healthy! Grrrreat pictures!


Gus and Louie said...

That really does look like a beautiful zoo. To bad you guys couldn't go along...
Oh yeppers Louie likes the water. He seems to have no fear although he hasn't went swimming yet.. Maybe later in the summer he will master that...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Jackson said...

glad you had a great day at the Zoo