I was very excited to visit the famous Ueno Zoo when we were in Tokyo a few weeks ago (already feels like months ago). Here are some highlights and happy snaps I took.
The Zoo entrance has some of the most beautiful illustrated signage I’ve seen anywhere! I want this one as wall paper.
Cute little tree cats of some kind. I’d never heard of these, but they were very adorable.
My favourite animal at the zoo was the mouse deers, which unfortunately were in the nocturnal enclosure and therefore my photo is a bit crap, sorry!
This little lemur thing was also very fluffy and very cute.
Aardvarks! How funny are their ears!?
The meerkats, always a favourite.
Pretty polar bear, he looked rather bored.
One of Uenos’ very famous Panda siblings. They were by far the most popular and busy attraction in the zoo.
The little goats! All the farm animals were cute really, but this little goat was super cute. I thought of the very lovely Deer Donna when I saw them, who has a bit of goat obsession :)
Even the signage at the zoo was SO cute and so very Japanese. The goat signs looked like they’d been painted by some school groups.
And this little guy was one of my favourites! A little resin aye aye on the handrail at the the aye aye forest.
And multicoloured aye ayes and lemurs decorated everything!
Even the snow cone cups were cute.
But as mentioned before, the capybara was still my personal highlight of the day. He was so big and so sleepy, he had a little flop in the dirt and went to sleep right next to me. Hope you enjoyed our little zoo tour. Kx