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Ueno Zoo and the CRAZIEST ANIMAL!

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Published on 06.28.2016 Just a short walk from Ueno station is Ueno park! Home to the Ueno Zoo and some of the only giant pandas in Japan!

A plethora of rare and interesting animals can be found in the Ueno zoo, but its main attraction is undoubtedly the two giant pandas currently residing in the zoo, Li-Li and Shin-Shin. Since 1972, a number of pandas have been hosted at the Ueno zoo. Over the years, The giant panda has become a symbol of not only the Ueno zoo, but also the whole Ueno area.

Featured in this video is the Ōsanshōuo, or Japanese giant salamander. Neither Chris, nor Ayaka had ever seen a creature like this before! The Japanese giant salamander can grow up to 1.6 meters, and typically lives in streams or other freshwater habitats where the water is cool and clear, in southwestern Japan (Kyushu, Shikoku, and some parts of Honshu). You can hear a little girl shouting "It has no eyes!" in the video. Although it does indeed have eyes, they are very small, so the Japanese giant salamander does not have very good eyesight. It instead, collects information about its surroundings through small hair-like shaped cells on its skin. Have you ever seen an animal as strange as this before?

For more exotic species, and a chance to see the giant pandas, be sure to visit Ueno zoo, right outside Ueno station! Entrance fee is very affordable, at only 600 yen for adults, 300 for seniors, and 200 yen for middle school-aged children. Elementary school-aged children and young may enter for free. Open from 9:30 to 17:00.

Source: Okano TV (Youtube)

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