February 07, 13 | Takako Chiba
Asahiyama Zoo's fantastic winter season is currently open to the public! Whether you want to see the zoo's popular penguin walk, seals playing energetically, or polar bears reveling in the winter weather, now is the perfect time to visit the zoo!
Here in Hokkaido the popular channel Hokkaido TV began running specials on the zoo in 2007 with their "Asahiyama Zoo Diary" program. This year three of the channel's stars visited the park as a "research team" for a special winter program.
On this year's program they featured the newly opened "Hokkaido Animal House," which features a large variety of native Hokkaido animals, and they also looked into the gigantic "Large Herbivorous Animals" building set to be completed this year.
The planned final look of the (tentatively titled) "Large Herbivorous Animals" building!
Pictures, as well as details in Japanese, can be found here→
For those of you who don't know much about the park, or its incredible winter festivities, I encourage you to give it a visit the next time you're in the Asahikawa area! It's fun for guests of any age!
■ For information about the show:
HTB北海道テレビ (Hokkaido TV)
■ Asahiyama Zoo
(Hokkaido LIkers Writer - Takako Chiba)