Nov/23, 2019 - Apr/5, 2020 Izu Shaboten Zoo, Pioneer Capybara Open Air Bath4.1
from 11/23 '19 to 4/5 '20
Izu Shaboten Zoo where you can interact surprisingly closely with 1500 kinds of cactuses and 120 kinds of animals including Capybara.
"Capybara Open Air Bath" at Izu Shaboten Zoological Park, was discovered by chance when the breeding staff used hot water to clean the capybara exhibition hall in the winter of 1982, finding the Capybara soaking in the pooled hot water and relaxing.
The family of "Capybara Outdoor Bath" of Capybara Plaza is a large family of 13 Capybaras in total.
In this season as well, you can watch the appearance of the Capybara family who bathe in a bathtub looking to feel relaxing comfortably.
When the keepers turn the faucet, and hot water pours they move to the outdoor bath just as if they were "waiting" for it.
There is a big fuss above and under, with Capybara placing its body under the hot water and having "Utaseyu (hot waterfall shower)", and capybara too comfortable and unintentionally sleeping in the bath.
The appearance of Capybara taking a bath is very sweet, making people watching feeling lovely.
Capybara gets in many unique baths such as Yuzu bath and heart-shaped apple bath, etc.
◆Period: November 23, 2019 (Sat) to April 5, 2020 (Sun)
◆Time: Every day,
Weekday : 1:30 pm to about 1 hour. ※Until Capybara is satisfied.
Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays, December 21 - January 5, March 20 : ①10:30 ~ 11:30 ②13:30 ~ 14:30
◆Location: Izu Shaboten Animal Park Capybara Plaza ※There are commentaries by keepers as well.
◆Admission fee / adult (junior high school student or above) 2400 yen · elementary school student 1200 yen · infant (4 years old and over) 400 yen · over 70 years old 1900 yen
◆Address: Shizuoka prefecture, Ito City, Futo 1317-13
◆Access: a 35-min bus ride for Shaboten Park from Ito Station on JR Ito Line
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5.0a month ago
Photographers Paradise. In all my years of photographing animals in zoos I have never visited one where you can get so close and the opportunities are so plentiful - worth the visit
5.0a week ago
This is one of favorite place in Izu Peninsula. I recommend couple and family who loves animals.
You can feed and meet many animals without cages. I love Capybara plaza, animal boat tour(extra 800 yen to 1000 yen) and Cactus greenhouse.
The facility is old but admission is just 2,400 yen🌵
5.04 weeks ago
This place is great. Large amounts of different species to see. With the big bonus of being able to pet the capybara
5.04 months ago
The most surprised zoo I ever went. It is mainly south America animals. The design of zoo is very fascinating. Animals can walk around the zoo freely. Highly recommended. I would like to go there again.
4.0a month ago
Came here twice already! Love this place! Most of the animals are in semi-open environment, allow you get close to animals. My favorite event is to feed the little monkeys, not only they are super active and cute but also the texture of their palms is beyond descriptions.
Another good place to spend time is the cactus garden. You’ll find a lot of cool 🌵!
For some animals you feel bad for them cause you can tell they’re in depression. 😢
This is a place you can spend all day, bring your own water to avoid creating additional waste. Our planet need our help. ❤️🌍❤️