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Maruyama Zoo, Sapporo

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Stroll through the quaint Maruyama Zoo, with enclosures designed to help you get up close to more than 184 species in the park. Despite its relatively small size, you can see many animal favorites, such as bears, chimpanzees, wolves, and various big cat species at the zoo. Winter serves as the most spectacular time to visit, with thick layers of snow helping the snow leopards, penguins, and polar bears feel at home. Kids will have a ball at the petting zoos, with plenty of farm animals and even kangaroos to meet. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Sapporo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Maruyama Zoo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is the most depressing place ive been too and i would like to credit the animals, especially the birdlife, for not committing suicide. Built by people who dont value animals as having intrinsic.....  more
    This is the most depressing place ive been too and i would like to credit the animals, especially the birdlife, for not committing suicide. Built by people who dont value animals as having intrinsic.....  more »
  • Small zoo but has some highlights: Penguin parade, polar bears, owls and many Hokkaido native animals. Some animals have small living spaces and don't seem very happy. 
    Small zoo but has some highlights: Penguin parade, polar bears, owls and many Hokkaido native animals. Some animals have small living spaces and don't seem very happy.  more »
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  • Nice zoo! Entry ticket isn’t expensive. In the zoo there are some restaurants and cafes. Also there is a souvenir shop as well. Nice place to visit with family or kids.
  • There isn’t so much to see and a lot of ongoing reconstruction. I recommend the birds area and the kids place where you can experience the foamy feeling of the sheep’s fleece.

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