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  1. kiang

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    is it that weird-lookin' grey birdy thing? :D
     
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    interesting owl collection.
     
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    Shoebill!
     
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    they have (or had) two. I found this zoo enthusiast's blog from 2015 where he labels them in the plural, and also has a photo of their nest platform.
    Raptormaniacs: Kobe Animal Kingdom


    This article is interesting too: Reaching Japan's Youngest Consumers - NEWSROOM TOKYO - TV - NHK WORLD - English
     
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    As a fan of Kobe animal Kingdom, I am glad to share any information I know about it. To start off with the place is constantly changing so any blog entry can quickly get old. For example the only owls that remain now are Veraux's eagle owl, scops owl, brown wood owl and Siberian eagle owl.

    The tapirs and the animals of the African wetland exhibit (red river hogs, marabou storks, african pied crow, sacred ibis) has been or will be transferred to the parks sister location Nasu animal kingdom which is making a wetland exhibit. While I don't know what the tapirs will be replaced with.

    The African wetland exhibit will be replaced with exhibits which are concerning regarding welfare and safety :the rocky valley focusing on North American animals. While the beaver creek section (pecary, skunk and beaver) is complete from last year, there are preparing exhibits for prarie dogs, american red/pine squirrel, bald eagle, cougar, timber wolf, and black bear. I believe that the park should have chosen to exhibit smaller animals such as raccoons (which might need legal inspection) or Canada porcupine (which is rare in Japan if I know correctly). The exhibit is expected to open at 17 March. I also doubt that the park will have any new sections due to limited land, but I would like to see an expansion.

    This is all I have for now. I hope you appreciate the information.
     
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    I WILL write about this place after my computer is fixed.Don't stole my chance;).
     
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    Fun fact on my trip to Japan I had a 1 month home-stay. Togo to Kobe animal kingdom I bought an annual pass.
     
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    (edited repost because the previous post had horrible grammar and spelling)Fun fact on my trip to Japan I had a 1 month home-stay. To go to Kobe animal kingdom almost everyday, I bought an annual pass.I am also waiting for your review aardvark.
     
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    Long wait.I must finish chimelong,then kyoto zoo,then kyoto aquarium and then kobe animal kingdom. i will post the review on the thread"aardvark second trip to japan"
     
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    I finally found the layout of the new exhibits. A new path going to the outside section. I hope that is enough space for the bear and the cougar. Pic from the Chinese fan(?) page of Kobe animal kingdom. 神戶動物王國 Kobe Animal Kingdom
     
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    Based on what I found on twitter, the timber wolves coming to Kobe are from the Higashiyama zoo. Their names are Hikaru, Genki, and Maikeru (Micheal). Hilaru has the "normal" colors and is from the same litter with Genki, Which is black with a grey muzzle and grey legs. Micheal is a completely black wolf which is one year older than the other two.
     
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    The cougar has been shown by the park's official fb page 神戸どうぶつ王国 the park has been preparing to get a cougar for more than a year now
     
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    Fennecs are off display because pups are expected
     
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    more details about the bear enclosure 神戸どうぶつ王国

    Better then what I expected. The only problem is the lack of a cover and the electric wires surrounding the vegetation decreasing the space the bears have.

    What do you guys think about this enclosure?
     
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    and the Rocky valley exhibition has finally opened (too badd there isn't any full picture of the cougar and eagle enclosures): 神戸どうぶつ王国
     
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    The American red squirrels are kept in a mixed exhibit with the pecaries