Kobe Zoo

Kobe Zoo, Japan
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Kobe Oji Zoo in Kobe, Japan.
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Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) – Central China in bamboo forests.  There are distinctive white with black markings.  Around the eyes are black patches and black, rounded ears.  The front and hind legs are also black.  There is also a stripe of black on the shoulders.  The front feet have a small padded
thumb to aid them in holding bamboo stalks, bamboo being their main source of food.
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Bobcat (Felis rufus) – United States, South Canada and Mexico.  The light brown coat has dark spots that vary in density.  There are tufts on the ears and a ruff of fur from the ears to the jowls.  They have a short black “bobbed” tail, giving this cat it’s name.
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Gray Wolf (Cainis Lupus) can vary in color from almost white to shades of brown and black.  United States, Canada, Eastern Europe, India, Russia and parts of Spain and Italy.
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Three Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) – Central Australia.   This kangaroo has a rusty-red color with a white cheek marking.  The female is more gray with a blue tint and has a nickname of “blue flier”.  The extremely small baby climbs into the mother’s pouch where it continues to grow with the mothers milk.  It stays in the pouch for a long time (240 days) and then for 3 or 4 months after coming out of the pouch.  It’s called a “joey”.
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This is one adorable Asian baby elephant.  The trunk is not fully functional until they are older.   Asian elephants have smaller ears than the African elephant.  Although their eyesight is poor, the Asian Elephants have great hearing.  They come from India, Sri Lanka, Asia and Sumatra.  Notice the baby hairs on this baby elephant.
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Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) – South Madagascar.  Just their tail is 21 inches long with beautifully marked rings of black and white. They spend much of their time on the grounds walking on all fours.
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White-napped Crane (Grus vipio) – Northeastern
China, Northwestern Mongolia and Southeastern
Russia.  They are renowned for their impressive
courtship dances, leaping, bobbing heads, wings
lifted and sometimes tossing of grasses.
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) –
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, Africa, Southwest Europe and Asia.  In the blunt, angled bill, they scoop up shrimp crustaceans, insects and tiny plants.  The comb-like system filters the food and the water drains the rest.
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Japanese Red-Crowned Crane live on Hokkaido, Japan. These birds are amongthe tallest of the cranes and are beautiful with their primary white plumage.  The forehead and crown are covered with bare red
skin.  There are black secondary tail feathers.  They also are in East Siberia, North China and South Japan.    The resident population of Northern Japan are on the Island of Hokkaido, and in the winter are fed with corn, grains and fish by a human group.
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Bobcat (Lynx rufus) – United States mostly in the west, Southern Canada, and Mexico.  The Bobcat is smaller than the Lynx and the ear tufts are much shorter.  It prefers to hunt at night, but will hunt during the day.
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Crested Porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis) – Africa.  The spinesare around 12 inches in length on it’s back.  The hollow quills on the tail can be rattled when a predator comes near.  They spend time in a burrow in the day and feed at night.
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Chimpanzee ( Pan trogodytes) – Africa, Uganda and Tanzania.  TheChimps arms are longer than it’s legs.  They spend a lot of time on the ground.  They are very intelligent and even will use sticks as tools to accomplish a task.
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Pallas’s Cat (Otocolobus manul) – Central Asia: Iran to WesternChina.  They have very broad heads.
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Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) – India, Sri Lanka, Southeastern Asia andSumatra.  The Herd is led by an older female and the rest of the herd would be females and young elephants.  Their trunk is used for eating among other things, such as splashing water over their bodies.
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Square-lipped Southern White Rhinoceros ( Ceratotherium simum) – Africa, Zimbabwe to North Africa.  This Rhino has a long head and a raised hump on it’s neck.  After the elephant, it is the largest land animal on earth.  They only eat grass and do a lot of grazing day and night.
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Common Iguana (Iguana iguana) – Central and South America and now Florida.
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Polar Bear ( Usus manitimus) – The Arctic area.  The normal hunting area is a 50 or 60 mile radius.

 


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