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Japan Photo Journal: 'Snow zoo' in Akita features animals resistant to cold weather

(Photo courtesy of Akita Omoriyama Zoo)

A snow leopard plays in the snow at Akita Omoriyama Zoo in the northeastern Japan city of Akita. Visitors can see animals resistant to cold weather playing in the snow during a special exhibition titled "snow zoo." Snow leopards and red pandas can occasionally be seen running around outdoors during the event. Capybaras relaxing in a warm bath are also a popular attraction. The snow zoo exhibition is held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends and holidays until Feb. 27, 2022. Entry ends at 2:30 p.m.

    (Japanese original by Marika Inomori, Akita Bureau)

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