Last Saturday Matt and I took the kids to the Kobe Oji Zoo. The weather was fantastic and it was the first place that we have been to that has not been wall to wall people.
We were surprised at how big the zoo was considering the lack of land available in Japan. It had many of the animals we see back at zoos in the states, plus some others specific to Asia. We loved the panda bears. We all loved the zoo (even Matt) and plan on going back this April when the cherry blossoms are blooming.
Matt & I outside the zoo.
The kids posing for a picture outside of the zoo gates.
Some decor outside of the zoo.
Waterfall in the petting zoo.
The kids and a goat. Baaaa...
I love, love, love the pandas. They have two of them plus a brand new baby. Hopefully they will have the baby on exhibit soon.
There had to be at least 8 koala's inside the koala house.
The koala's were huge. I have seen them at zoo's in the states, however they were never this big. They looked so cute we wished we could cuddle them.
Sami, the iguana.
The seals came right up to us at the windows and if you "scratched" them through the window they would rub up against the window and turn circles.
The polar bear was pretty cool too.
The kids liked the elephants too.
We got some noodles from a stand inside the zoo.
There is even an amusement park inside the zoo.
Kids can slide down a long slide to get into the amusement area from the zoo.
We had to hurry past the kangaroo area quickly. If you look behind this kangaroo you will see a partial view of some "kangaroo loving". Yes, they were having sex, while the other kangaroo standing there watched.
Some funky little monkeys.