My friends invited me to go to the zoo with them. These photos were taken in Maruyama Zoo, Sapporo. Although Asahiyama is the more famous of the two zoos, Maruyama is really close to the city and so very easy to access. I do feel a bit uneasy about zoos and the ethics of keeping animals in captivity but I won't get into that here :\ It was still an amazing experience getting to see these magnificent animals.

I have never seen this animal before in my life! "Baku" in Japanese, it is a tapir

The wolves were very active during play time

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