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Escaped Flamingo Avoids Capture, Outwits Zealous Zoo Workers
Offbeat  (tags: protection, wildlife, flamingo, Asahiyama Zoo, Hokkaido, Japan, escaped, risks, fear, concern, lake )

Naoko
- 847 days ago - yomiuri.co.jp
Staff in charge of animal breeding at the Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, are having many sleepless nights this summer due to concern for a greater flamingo that escaped from the zoo on July 18.
Monkeys Ecstatic as Hot Spring Opens
Offbeat  (tags: monkeys, Japanese monkeys, Hokkaido, Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden, hot spring, hot water, relax, getting loose, water temperature )

Naoko
- 1478 days ago - asahi.com
About 100 Japanese monkeys eagerly clambered into a hot spring, stretching their limbs and getting loose on Wednesday, the first day their pool was filled at Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden in Hokkaido.
The Explosion of Life
Offbeat  (tags: nature, fascinating, waterfowl, Japan, migratory birds, Hokkaido, thrill, wonder, life, diversity, wildlife, environment )

Naoko
- 1490 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
The thrill and excitement of witnessing nature's drama unfold aroung me does not diminish - whether it's the visible migration of flocks of swans, geese and other waterfowl through Hokkaido each spring and autumn; the packed beaches of immense Steller's
Asparagus Plant Grows Through Asphalt Ground in Hokkaido
Offbeat  (tags: asparagus, Hokkaido, Japan, grow through asphalt, surprise )

Naoko
- 1675 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
BIBAI, Hokkaido - An asparagus plant is growing through the asphalt ground here, much to the surprise of local residents.
Hokkaido Inmates Making Trash Cages
Offbeat  (tags: prison, inmates, Hokkaido, Abashiri, Japan, garbage, crows, clean, problem )

Naoko
- 1775 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Inmates at Abashiri Prison in Hokkaidoare producing garbage cages that are winning strong popularity from residents associations and other groups because they save spaces and deter crows. "We can contribute to society by making towns cleaner," said
   

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