Ueno Zoo

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(Sept 20) Since my flight home left in the evening, I was left with almost a full day to kill in Tokyo. I had never been to Ueno Park, so I decided to check it out.

There are lots of interesting things in the park, but the single most popular attraction is surely the zoo. My expectations were not very high based on my previous experience with Japanese zoos, but in this case I was pleasantly surprised. It doesn’t quite measure up to one of the top-ranked American zoos (e.g. San Diego, Washington or the Bronx) but given the limited space they have available it is really pretty good.

Ueno Zoo

Red Panda

Thai Pavilion

Black-necked Crane

Zoo Pagoda

Deer with Bird

Prarie Dogs

Japanese Macaque


Oriental White Stork

Giant Anteater

Ring-tailed Lemur

Ring-tailed Lemur

Shoebill Stork

Pigmy Hippo


Ryukyu Flying Fox


Pardon me for including yet another home-movie clip, but I can’t resist penguins.

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