Nice to meet you! Welcome to the [Doubutsu Kanzen Daihyakka]! Here, you will find plenty of interesting information about animals that will spark your curiosity and capture your interest.
We hope to provide you with moments of excitement, empathy, and joy from gaining new knowledge.
So, let’s enjoy and see what new things we can discover together from now on.
When asked about ostriches, what do you imagine?
Many people would think of a bird that runs very fast!
Of course, that is the most characteristic and famous feature of ostriches.
However, this page also has other interesting aspects of ostriches!
Why don’t you explore the mysterious world of ostriches?
Among insects, the “mantis” is one of the most powerful hunters and is a popular insect among insect lovers.
It has a fierce appearance, lying in wait and attacking its prey in an instant, holding it down with its sickle and eating it up.
It has a demonic appearance when it spreads its wings to intimidate others.
Marmots are charming animals that stand on their hind legs. In the Alps region, such as Switzerland, marmot stuffed animals and other souvenirs are very popular. But marmots can also make amazing screams that you wouldn’t expect from their cute appearance.
Marmots have many other attractions and surprising behaviors. Let’s find out more about marmots.
A cute guinea pig with a manmaru body and dull eyes is a popular pet animal.
Some of you may have touched or held her in the petting corner of a zoo.
Guinea pigs are familiar animals, but they are also animals that actually have a history and secrets that are not as well known as you ...
When it comes to rhinoceroses, their large horns are their distinctive feature.
They are animals that can often be seen in zoos.
However, their numbers have been decreasing in recent years due to poaching and other factors.
Let’s take a closer look at what rhinoceroses are like.
What is a creature that is rarely seen in Honshu in Japan, but is known as one of the famous animals in the south such as Okinawa? That’s right, mongooses!
It looks like a weasel and a little cute, but did you know that mongooses actually cause terrible things in some areas?
I hope this page will ...
Dwarf Hotot is a rabbit with exotic eyeliner around its eyes and a dignified appearance!
You hardly see them in pet shops, so many people must have been surprised to see such a rabbit!
Why don’t you take a peek at the secrets of this slightly rare dwarf hotot?
Sheep have been kept by humans for about 10,000 years and have been an indispensable animal for human clothing, food and shelter since ancient times.
Although fluffy sheep are often thought of as gentle, kind, timid and obedient, there are also wild sheep that defy such images!
Let’s take a look at the world of ...
What would you say if asked, “what bird has a pitch-black beak and wings.”
Perhaps many people would answer “crow,” a familiar bird that is often seen on the streets.
Crows tend to have a bad image of being sinister or dirty, but what kind of life do they actually lead?
In this article, we’ll take a peek ...
“French Lop” is a breed of domestic rabbit that is known for its droopy ears and plump and round body shape.
Although there are several other breeds of lop-eared rabbits, French Lop is considered the largest of them all.
While small rabbits like Holland Lop are also cute, French Lop looks like a giant stuffed animal!
Why not ...
Do you know a species of ape called bonobos, which looks exactly like chimpanzees?
They are known to be pacifist animals that are genetically close to humans, very intelligent, and avoid conflict.
Let’s take a peek at what characteristics and interesting secrets bonobos have in this article!
Do you know about an animal called Slow loris which moves very slowly?
Slow lorises are a species of cute-looking monkeys that live in tropical rainforests such as India and Indochina.
They are popular as pets in various countries due to their cute appearance.
In this article, we will take a look at what characteristics and secrets slow ...
Do you know an animal called “Honey Badger”?
Many people may be hearing the name for the first time.
Honey Badger is an animal that has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “world’s most fearless animal”. It doesn’t look strong, but it actively attacks other animals around it.
That’s why even large animals ...
Did you know that there is a mysterious white swan with a completely black body?
The black swan, a species of swan with black plumage, inhabits Australia and New Zealand. At one point, they were thought to be an impossible creature and were even considered a symbol of futile effort.
Let’s take a closer look at ...
Do you know an alpaca, an animal with soft fur?
They are often bred in zoos and ranches, so many people will have actually seen them.
Alpacas are similar to sheep, but they are actually members of the camelidae, and they have a long history of living with humans for thousands of years.
Let’s take a peek into ...
Do you know an animal called a “narwhal” that has very long and mysterious horns?
Didn’t the narwhal become the model for the legendary creature called the “unicorn” from its magnificent horns? It seems to be thought.
However, narwhals are very difficult animals to breed, so you have to go to the Arctic Ocean, where they live, ...
Suddenly, here’s a quiz. Who do you think is the bird with its bright blue body and magnificent feathers with eyeball-like patterns?
The answer is the secretly popular “Peafowl” that are often kept in zoos and schools.
However, if you think about it, you may have seen peafowls before, but you may not know much about their ...
Gorillas are popular animals at zoos with their impressive black and large bodies that beat their chests.
But how much do you know about gorillas?
Actually, gorillas are… Did you know that? If you want to know more, please check out the Q&A!
Let’s take a closer look at gorillas!
Have you heard of the Chinstrap Penguin? In fact, this name refers to the Hige Penguin in Japan!
The Chinstrap Penguin is said to have one of the largest populations among penguins worldwide, competing for the top two spots. However, it is surprising that the number of Chinstrap Penguins bred in Japan is relatively small, so ...
Many of you may have seen it at an aquarium once! Yes, it’s a steller sea lion!
They are very interesting animals that entertain us with their tricks during shows.
However, did you know that they have a complicated relationship with humans behind the scenes?
I hope this page will make you more interested in steller sea lions!
Popular as pets for their cute and bouncy appearance, they are easy to tame and become your soothing companions.
Why not spend peaceful days with these adorable budgies?”
When you think of a cat with fluffy fur and a fluffy tail…
That’s right! It’s a ragdoll!
The cat has a soft-looking body and beautiful blue eyes that are very cute.
How about exploring some surprising history and secrets of the name of such a ragdoll?
Owls have become more popular in Japan since they appeared in the Harry Potter movie series. Owl cafes that did not exist in the past have opened, and there are now more opportunities to touch them. However, wild owls are good at hunting and it is hard to imagine from their big round eyes and ...
Speaking of the most familiar bird in Japan, many people may think of sparrows. Along with crows and pigeons, sparrows are a bird species that live in large numbers in Japan. Its petite body is very adorable, and some people may find it “cute”.
However, despite being such a familiar bird, there are many things that ...
Cute with a charming face! It’s the wombat, a slightly mysterious animal!
There are few zoos in Japan that keep them, so some people may have heard their name for the first time!
Wombats seem to live leisurely and relaxed lives, but they actually have a bit of a surprising personality.
Would you like to take a peek ...
Zebras, which are familiar in safari parks and zoos, have stripes and appear in many picture books. In addition, zebra patterns are used in the design of various products. Zebras look very fashionable and elegant, but they are actually quite violent! There are still many secrets about zebras that we think we know. Let’s go ...
Do you know the scimitar-horned oryx, a herbivore that once lived in Africa?
Scimitar-horned oryx is an animal characterized by a beautiful long horn that is slightly curved and stretched backwards.
They can be seen in some zoos, but they are also animals with a sad history of not being seen in the wild.
In this article, let’s ...
Do you know the masked palm civet, an animal that lives mainly in Southeast Asia?
Some of you may have actually seen it because it is bred not only in the wild but also in zoos.
In the case of Japan, such masked palm civet is treated as a vermin for various reasons, and it is also ...
With its round eyes and innocent-looking face, frilly gills, and having recently become a popular pet, the axolotl is a creature that few people know much about.
Once you get to know them better, you’ll definitely want one as a pet!
Do you know the condor, a giant bird that lives in the Andes Mountains and grows up to 3m in size?
Even if you have never seen a condor in person, many of you may know the song “The Condor Goes Flying”.
The condor is considered a very sacred creature to the indigenous peoples of the ...
Suddenly, do you know the national bird of Japan?
Surprisingly, it is not known that the national bird of Japan is not a crane or ibis, but actually a “pheasant” that appears in the Japan fairy tale “Momotaro”.
Pheasants are wild birds characterized by their bright colors, and they are relatively familiar to us Japan, having appeared ...
Hedgehogs are popular for being “cute” with their cute faces and small bodies, despite their appearance that is covered with spines all over and scary to touch carelessly.
Their legs are short, and their curled-up figure is adorable, and they have become more common as pets. However, they are not as common as dogs or cats, ...
Do you know the peccary, an animal similar to a wild boar that lives mainly in South America?
Peccaries look exactly like wild boars, but they are actually mysterious animals that are completely different from wild boars.
By the way, there is a character in the Japan whose motif is an ancient Ecuadorian clay figurine. The name ...
Do you know a cat called LaPerm? It is still not very well known in Japan, and many of you may have heard the name for the first time.
To explain briefly, it is a curly-haired cat that looks very similar to the Selkirk Rex, but there is also a photo book called “The World’s Most ...
Do you know prairie dogs, herbivores that live in North America?
Prairie dogs are a species of squirrel that lives on the ground, and they are animals that dig large burrows in the ground and live with their friends.
Many people may say, “I’ve seen it!” because they are often kept in zoos and sometimes people keep ...
When you think of spiders, you might think of the creatures that inspired ‘Spider-Man’.
Spider-Man is cool and popular.
But many people are afraid of real spiders.
They have eight legs and a strange shape, so you don’t want to get close to them.
Spider webs are also annoying, and cleaning them is hard.
But spiders eat pests like cockroaches.
Have you heard of a bird called a puffin?
It’s a humorous and cute seabird with a large, colorful beak and a slightly troubled-looking face. Although it is a bird, it can swim in the sea as if it were flying.
There seems to be a lot to learn about puffins. Let’s look it up!
Have you ever heard of coyotes, a canine animal that lives from north to central America?
Some people may know the name because it sometimes appears in animal programs and American anime works.
The coyote, with its look and face reminiscent of that of a wolf and a fox, is very adaptable and is still expanding its ...
Are you looking for a cat breed that is not only cute but also unique? If so, the Devon Rex might be the perfect breed for you! In this article, we will introduce the Devon Rex, which has a slightly mysterious appearance.
Although there are other breeds with unique appearances, the Devon Rex is one of ...
Do you know about the wild animal called african wild dog that lives in Africa and has a tabby pattern?
They are said to be the strongest canid in Africa with strong family bonds and high sociality. They are skilled hunters.
Such Lycaons have a history of persecution by humans and are sometimes called “dirty dogs” with ...
Have you ever heard of a walrus, a sea-dwelling mammal with a very large body and fangs?
They sometimes hold shows at aquariums, so some of you may have actually seen them in front of you.
Walruses are often thought of as scary animals because of their appearance and size, but they are actually wonderful animals that ...
What kind of image do you have when you hear the word llama?
Although it is an animal that looks similar to an alpaca, some people may not have a good impression of llamas because they are said to spit.
However, llamas have a surprising personality.
You might like llamas more after reading this page!
Do you know the iguana, a large lizard that looks like a dinosaur that lives mainly in South America?
Since they have appeared on TV programs and SNS and are bred in zoos, many people may have seen them.
While iguanas are popular as pets, they are often abandoned because they can no longer be tamed.
Let’s find ...
The orangutans that live in Indonesia are primate animals, just like us humans.
They are extremely intelligent and are known for having interesting traits not found in other apes.
They are also kept in zoos in Japan, but there may be a few people who have observed them carefully because they do not make very flashy movements.
What kind of image do you have when you think of pigeons?
Pigeons, which we often see in parks, stations, and cities, are very familiar birds to us. A white pigeon with an olive leaf is a symbol of peace and also a sign of good luck, so it has a good image.
Furthermore, pigeons have excellent ...
Many people associate cats with being afraid of water. However, did you know that there are cats that are good at swimming? That’s the Turkish Van!
It is rare to see them in Japan, so if you find one at a breeder’s or an acquaintance’s house, you can consider yourself very lucky. The history of the ...
Have you ever heard of a wild feline with tufted hair on the ends of its ears called a caracal?
Caracals are famous for their distinctive ear hair and jumping ability, and can be seen in zoos in some countries.
Also caracal has an unusual history of being used by royalty for rabbit hunting and bird hunting ...
Do you know a strange animal called binturong, which smells like popcorn?
Binturong is a kind of animal called civet, which lives in India and Southeast Asia.Some people have never heard of binturong, but it is also an animal with many hidden fans.
In this article, let’s take a look at what features and secrets binturong has ...
The eagle is one of the animals that humans strongly admire. It is sometimes called the king of the sky because of its strong and majestic appearance.It is sometimes used as a symbol by many countries and organizations and is truly a symbol of strength.
Several types of eagles live in Japan and can be seen ...
Have you heard of the Exotic Shorthair cat?
Even if the name doesn’t ring a bell, you might remember seeing its charming face somewhere!
Recently, it has been active as a pet talent in TV commercials and other media!
It is sometimes called “Ugly but cute cat” due to its unique facial features.
Why don’t we explore the secrets ...
Do you know the bobcat, a feline with a short tail for its body?
Bobcat is a member of the wildcat family that lives in North America, and its body size is two to three times that of pet cats.
While many animals are worried about extinction, they are also strong animals that are still thought to ...
Have you heard of the Sphinx cat? Whether you’ve heard the name before or not, you might be surprised by its striking appearance!
You might even hear someone say, “What!
Is it really a cat?” The Sphinx cat’s appearance is likely to be a love-it-or-hate-it situation, but it’s a breed that some people can’t resist.
So what are ...
Do you know how many kinds of lizards exist?
Actually, there are said to be more than 4000 species of lizards. You will be surprised by the large number of them! And the charm of lizards is their “individuality”.
Their size, face, body shape, features, and skin texture vary greatly depending on the type of lizard.
Perhaps because ...
Do you know the strange bird called a rhinoceros hornbill that has a horn-like thing growing on its beak?
The rhinoceros hornbill is a bird that inhabits countries such as Thailand and Malaysia and is characterized by its large body and a horn-like protrusion growing on its beak.
The protrusion called a casque is very large, and ...
The red panda is famous for its cute appearance, such as Shimashima’s tail, white hair like eyebrows, and Manmaru’s eyes.
Such red pandas are one of the most popular and fan-filled animals in zoos.
However, if you think about the ecology of the red panda and what its characteristics are, you may be surprised to find that ...
Did you know that the Jersey Wooly rabbit, a name not often heard in Japan, has an unforgettable cute appearance?
It has small ears and body with fluffy fur.
It is called a rabbit that moves like a stuffed animal.
Let’s take a quick tour of the yet unseen world of the Jersey Wooly!
Clouded leopard is a member of the felidae that lives in a wide area of Asia, and is about the size of a medium-sized dog.
It does not live in Japan and is only bred in some zoos, so few people have actually seen it.
Clouded leopard, which is characterized by its very long fangs, may possibly ...
A dog with fluffy fur that looks like a big hairball. The old english sheepdog is gaining popularity for its adorable appearance.Due to its characteristic appearance, there are many opportunities to appear in dramas and movies, and even if you can’t associate it with the name, many people may actually say, “Oh, this is this ...
A tiger with a distinctive stripe pattern is also known as the “king of the jungle. Tigers are one of the most popular animals because they are strong and good-looking.
Did you know that such tigers actually have an unexpected side to them that they are not very good at hunting? Let’s take a sneak peek ...
“Turkish Angora” is a breed of cat that is known for its beautiful fur and elegant appearance. Its appearance exudes an atmosphere that seems to belong to a wealthy household.
However, it is rare to see them in pet shops, so many people may not have heard of them before.
Although the Turkish Angora is not a ...
Have you ever heard of the American Fuzzy Lop?
When you think of America, you might imagine a rabbit with a large and robust body like other rabbits.
However, the American Fuzzy Lop is a very cute animal with fluffy fur and droopy ears on its small body.
Would you like to explore the world of rabbits, also ...
Well, here’s a sudden question. What breed of cat is known as the “gentle giant” or the “world’s largest cat”? The answer is “Maine Coon”! It is often mistaken for “makein”, but makein is a type of potato. By the way, these two have nothing to do with each other.
Maine Coon is one of the ...
Ants are everywhere in our daily lives, but there are still many things about them that are not yet known. Like us humans, ants form groups and build societies to act. Let’s explore the secrets of these interesting ants together!
Have you ever heard of an animal called an echidle?
It is a rare mammal that lays eggs, similar in name and appearance to hedgehogs, but different from mice and moles.Echidnas, also known as rare beasts and living fossils, actually have many mysterious things.Would you like to peek into the mysterious world of echidnas together?
Do you know a rabbit called Rex? If you know or have heard of it, you might be quite a rabbit expert.
Actually, this rabbit is rarely seen in Japan, and you would be lucky if you find a house that keeps it.
On this page, we introduce some of the unknown secrets of Rex. Why don’t ...
Hamsters are cute with their small bodies and cute way of stuffing food into their cheeks!
But did you know that hamsters are not only cute, but also surprisingly strong and energetic?
Let’s take a look at the surprising side of hamsters together!
Horses have gentle eyes and their running figure is cool and exciting to watch. They are animals that can be found in many places, such as zoos, where you can experience horseback riding or touch them.
However, there are still many things that we don’t know about horses. What are the secrets of their bodies? Can ...
Now, here’s a quiz. What is the name of the cat that is also called the “fairy living in the forest”? The correct answer is “Norwegian Forest Cat”!
It’s becoming more and more popular in Japan these days, so some of you may have seen it before.
Would you like to explore the hidden secrets of Norwegian ...
When you think of reptiles, many people probably think of snakes.
It’s an animal that can easily be divided into likes and dislikes. Recently, the number of people who keep them as pets is also increasing. Let’s explore what kind of charm snakes have!
Do you know about the black-tailed gull, a member of the gull family that mainly inhabits the seaside?
The biggest feature of black-tailed gulls is that they make a characteristic sound like a cat called “myao”.
However, many people may not know much about their ecology other than their cries.
Let’s take a closer look at the characteristics ...
f you were asked, “What are the characteristics of cows” ?What would you explain.
Cows are very famous animals, and many people have seen them in ranches and zoos.
However, when you think about it again, there are many things you may not know, such as what kind of cows there are and why they can grow ...
Have you ever seen a small egg in Chinese food or something like that? And do you know the name of the bird that lays its little eggs?
Significantly smaller than chicken eggs, these eggs are laid by the bird “quail”, which is a member of the pheasant family.
Some of you may have seen quail eggs ...
The reindeer that comes with Santa Claus on Christmas is a favorite character of children all over the world.
But how much do you know about the animal reindeer?
It seems that you know, but when you think about it, there seems to be a lot of things you don’t know.
Let’s find out about the animal reindeer ...
Porcupines have a strong image of carrying sharp spines on their backs. I think that the porcupine that many people imagine is a figure with thorns standing up like a mohawk.
However, not all porcupines have the same appearance. In fact, porcupines are divided into two main groups.
The porcupine you are familiar with is probably a ...
Flying Squirrel is often associated with the image of spreading its arms and legs and flying. Recently, it has become popular as a pet.
Some people may imagine “Sugar Glider” when they hear the name Flying Squirrel. However, Flying Squirrel and Sugar Glider are not related but different species of animals.
The Flying Squirrel is close to ...
Do you know the impala, a herbivore that lives in Africa?
The impala is a species of medium-sized antelope known for its light and agile running.
However, since it is only kept in limited zoos, few people have actually seen it.
In this article, let’s take a look at the impala’s characteristics and secrets together!
These days, rabbits are popular as pets, not only with children but also with adults! It is famous for its very cute appearance and gestures.
It is one of the most familiar animals to us that we can easily meet at zoos and rabbit cafes in the city.
But did you know that there is actually an ...
Hawks and eagles are called the kings of the sky because their flying posture is so elegant that everyone is captivated.
For humans who cannot fly, birds are often treated as symbols of freedom, and raptors such as hawks are particularly attractive because of their strength. Their appearance of attacking from the sky with strong claws ...
Cheetahs are a member of the feline family, famous for being the “fastest running creatures in the world.
Its maximum speed is said to be as high as 110 kilometers per hour, but why can Cheetahs run so fast?
Once you learn the secrets of a cheetah’s body and speed, you may enjoy watching cheetahs at the ...
Do you know the rabbit called Himalayan?
By the way, there is also a cat breed called Himalayan, but do you know which one got the name Himalayan first?
Actually, it was the ‘rabbit’!
The cat was named after the rabbit’s Himalayan because it looked similar.
Let’s explore the secrets of the Himalayan that has such a mystery!
It’s a crocodile with a big mouth and a rough body!
Is it really just a ferocious creature? And there is a hidden secret that makes you want to eat crocodile meat!
Let’s take a closer look at crocodiles!
Do you know an armadillo girdled lizard, a dragon-like lizard with spiny scales?
Sometimes it gets talked about on animal shows and SNS, so some people may know the name.
I don’t know if it’s an armadillo or a lizard, they have a very mysterious name, and they have a lot of interesting features that other lizards ...
The cat café boom has been ignited, and cats are becoming more and more popular as pets these days! Cats are famous for their fickle and self-paced nature. I know it’s popular, but I’m sure there are many things you don’t know much about the original ecology of cats.
Why don’t you join us in exploring ...
Bears are animals that are often used as motifs for characters.
They are also animals that live close to our human living areas.
However, bears also have a violent side that attacks people.
Are there any other secrets hidden in bears? Let’s take a closer look at bears.
Canaries are small birds that are kept as pets for their beautiful appearance in red, yellow, and white colors and their chirping.
Canaries used to be very common small birds that were bred in many households along with parrots and finches.
But gradually, fewer people kept them, and it became rare to see them in pet shops.
What is the cute animal that is also known as the “Angel of the Desert”?
That’s right, it’s a sand cat! In 2020, the birth of Japan’s first baby made headlines.
I think many people became interested in the sand cat after seeing its cute appearance. However, sand cat is not just cute; it has various problems ...
Speaking of hippos, their big mouths are characteristic.
They can eat vegetables whole with their big mouths.
I have an image of them swimming in the water with half of their faces out.
They have a calm and gentle atmosphere, but they actually have a violent side.
Let’s go explore the secrets of hippos that we don’t know yet!
Have you ever heard of a rabbit called a “lion head”?
It means “lion? head?” when translated directly, but the name gives the impression that it might be powerful! Some people might think that.
But in fact, it’s a cute rabbit that looks like a small male lion! In Japan, there are not many opportunities to see ...
Kingfishers are birds that are familiar to us humans and can be observed in the human sphere of life. Unlike sparrows and crows, kingfishers with a bright body are also popular birds among connoisseurs.
Did you know that such kingfishers are actually deeply related to the gemstone jade? Did you know that although it has a ...
Octopuses are marine mollusks that are known for their wriggling arms and impressive suction cups.
Their unique appearance has made them a popular subject in fantasy works as monsters.
They are often used as food in our homes, so it’s rare to see a live octopus. In other words, it can be said that we hardly know ...
Speaking of the penguin that is the third largest in terms of body length after the Emperor Penguin and the King Penguin, it’s the Gentoo Penguin.
The Gentoo Penguin has the highest number of domestic breeding among its relatives, the Adelie Penguin and the Chinstrap Penguin. Some of you may have seen it at this penguin ...
This is the Tasmanian devil, which is famous in Australia for its cute appearance! Some people may have never heard of it before because it is not often seen in Japan. However, there are some surprising secrets hidden in its small body. I hope that this page will make you want to meet a Tasmanian ...
Weasels are popular for their cute appearance, as they have small bodies and lovely eyes. Especially their tails are big and fluffy, and make you want to touch them.
However, do you know that weasels are very ferocious, contrary to their appearance? In this article, we will look at the unknown ecology of weasels and solve ...
Capybaras are rodent animals that are famous for their laid-back expressions and their love of hot springs.
Capybaras have very large bodies, but did you know that they are actually a member of the mouse family, just like guinea pigs and hamsters?
If you know the very interesting features of capybaras here and there on their bodies, ...
Hey, this animal looks like a raccoon! And it’s fluffy! No, no, that’s a Himalayan cat. By the way, there is also a Himalayan breed of rabbit, but it seems that the rabbit was discovered first.
The Himalayan has a similar appearance to the Persian cat, but it has a unique and elegant atmosphere that sets ...
Do you know a ring-tailed lemur, a unique monkey with a fox-like face and a long black and white tail?
The ring-tailed lemur is one of the very primitive lemurs, living only on the African island of Madagascar.
Ring-tailed lemurs are relatively easy to meet if you go to the zoo. However, on the other hand, in ...
Children love dragonflies.
Your parents and grandparents must have also played with them, chasing and catching them.
But even though they are so familiar to us, there are many things we don’t know about them.
How much do you know about dragonflies?
Name a stylish cat? That’s right, it’s the Chartreux!
However, many people may think, ‘Chartreux? I’ve never heard of it.
It’s a cat that isn’t very familiar in Japan, but in France, it’s described as an interesting and cute cat that looks like a potato with toothpicks stuck in it.
It is also called the “Blue Three” along ...
Beautiful plumage and long slender legs are the distinctive features of the flamingo!
The flamingo has a colorful body, but there are many mysteries hidden behind it.
Would you like to explore the world of flamingos that you didn’t know about together?
Have you ever heard of the Jackal, a canine wild animal that lives in Africa and Asia?
Since it sometimes appears in TV programs and manga, some of you may have heard of it if only by the name jackal.
They are considered to be the model for the ancient Egyptian god “Anubis”, and are animals with ...
The jellyfish that floats in the sea is very fantastic. However, many people should have been stung by jellyfish during swimming.
The jellyfish is a relatively familiar creature. Some people may not know much about its ecology despite its familiarity. So let’s take a look at the ecology of jellyfish together this time.
The jellyfish handled in ...
As the name suggests, japanese macaques are monkeys that live only in Japan.
The Japanese macaque, which appears in folktales such as “The Peach Boy” and “The Monkey and the Crab,” is a familiar animal to japanese people.
However, when you think about it again, you may be surprised to find that there are many things you ...
Skunks are famous for being smelly creatures that fart. Many people may not know much about their ecology and only have the impression of “farting”.
However, the smell that skunks emit is not exactly farting. If it’s not farting, what is the source of the bad smell? I’m very curious. Let’s explore what kind of ecology ...
Scottish Fold is a breed of cat that has been dominating the rankings of cats people want to live with in recent years!
They are famous for their cute round faces and folded ears.
However, Scottish Folds are not only cute but also have various difficult aspects.
If you see them next time, I would be happy if ...
When it comes to anteaters, we have an image of them using their long tongues skillfully to eat ants. Don’t you feel curious about whether they can get full with such small food as ants?
Especially since giant anteaters are large, I don’t think a small amount would be enough. Let’s imagine how many ants they ...
Do you know a wild canine called a dhole, which has reddish-brown fur and is about the size of a medium-sized dog?
Since they are bred only in a few zoos, many people may have heard the name for the first time.
Dholes are also animals that are worried that they will become extinct, even though there ...
Dugongs are famous for being the model for mermaids. You may know the name, but have you ever seen one?
Dugongs are an endangered species and difficult to keep in captivity. Therefore, they can only be seen at the Toba Aquarium in Japan.
Dugongs have a very gentle personality and their round eyes are cute and attractive. ...
Sometimes it quietly swims on the lake, and sometimes it is a famous bird that appears in fairy tales… There is even ballet music called Swan Lake, so many people think that its personality is quiet and gentle.
It is certainly a beautiful bird in appearance, but it is a mysterious bird that hides an unexpected ...
Do you know about Mara, a strange animal that resembles a rabbit or capybara? Mara is a species of “cavy” that inhabits South America.
Although Mara is kept in many zoos, many people may not remember what kind of animal it is even if they have seen it before.
In this article, let’s take a look at ...
Speaking of cats with beautiful fur colors and fluffy tails, it’s the Somali!
It is also a popular cat that is known to many people. However, it seems that in the history of Somali’s birth, it was sometimes thought of as a “failure.”
At first, the Somali was not very well-regarded, but it became popular after a ...
The spotted garden eel that peeks out its long body from the sand!
It has a very cute appearance with striped patterns and orange colors, and it is a hidden popular creature in the aquarium, but do you know why the spotted garden eel burrows into the sand and what kind of food it eats?
Let’s learn ...
Wild in appearance, it looks like a wild cat. Since it is not often seen in Japan, few people may know its name. This time, we will introduce you to the “Ocicat”!
The Ocicat, which gives the impression of living in a grassy field or forest, actually has a surprising personality and secrets. Let’s take a ...
Sunfish is a popular fish known for its large body and charming face. Its unique form, unlike that of ordinary fish, has an impact that is unforgettable once seen.
Although it is a well-known fish, its ecology is still shrouded in mystery. Let’s take a closer look at the ecology that is currently known.
Do you know about Gemsbok, a herbivorous animal that lives in Africa and Arabia?
Gemsbok is a species of medium to large antelope, known for its distinctive markings on the face and long, beautiful horns.
However, since it is not kept in Japanese zoos, many people may be hearing its name for the first time.
In this article, ...
Some people may have seen Wild Ducks walking on TV news! Wild Ducks are often found living near us!
Their swimming in ponds and rivers is cute. The meaning of that famous proverb and secrets you didn’t know about Wild Ducks…
I would be happy if you could become more interested in Wild Ducks by looking at ...
Do you know the most primitive dog in the dog family?
They are called “bush dog” and are animals that live in Central and South America.
In addition, it is characterized by a body shape of long and short legs such as weasels and dachshunds.
Whether you know a bush dog or not, let’s take a look at ...
Do you know the Arctic fox, a fox whose whole body is white and whose ears are small?
The Arctic fox, which lives around the Arctic Circle as its name suggests, is an animal rarely seen in zoos in Japan.
So many people may say, “I heard the name for the first time,” or “I’ve never seen ...
Suddenly, who is the animal that has two antlers and makes a “baa” sound? The correct answer is yes, a goat.
Goats are animals that are very familiar to us and have been used as motifs for various songs and characters.Many of them are kept in ranches and zoos, so many of you may have actually ...
Do you know hyenas, strangely shaped wild animals that live in Africa and Asia?
Since it appears in TV shows and Disney movies “The Lion King”, many people will know its name and appearance.
And when you hear its name, many people may associate it with a bad image such as “creepy” or “mean”.
Are hyenas really creepy ...
Do you know an animal called an otter with a cute face that is a member of the weasel family?
Many people may have actually seen otters because they are often seen on social networking sites and TV programs, and because they are kept in many zoos and aquariums, and many people may like otters.
Let’s take ...
Singapura is a breed of cat that is not often seen in Japan, so it may be known only to those who know it.
What is particularly characteristic of this breed is its small size!
It is sometimes called a “little fairy” because of its appearance.
But there are many secrets hidden in its small body.
Would you like ...
Munchkins are known for their cute cat punches and walking with their butts wiggling!
One of the attractions is their unique appearance that other cats don’t have.
You may not know much about them, such as why they have short legs.
Whether you know a lot about Munchkins or not, why don’t we explore their secrets together?
As the cold winter begins to come to an end and the season shifts to spring, what are the birds you can see in Japan?Yes, swallows! When you see swallows starting to build nests or busily flying in the sky, you can feel the change of seasons.
Why can such swallows be seen only from spring ...
Speaking of animals that appear in many folktales and fairy tales… the raccoon dog is famous! Japan has had a relationship with raccoon dogs since ancient times through songs and movies, but surprisingly, there are many things we don’t know about their ecology. Why don’t we explore the hidden secrets of raccoon dogs?
“Emperor penguins” are often associated with the image of penguins because they have become the main characters of documentary films and have recently appeared as a cute character named “Koupen-chan”.
So, what is the most important thing about Emperor penguins? Let’s explore their secret!
When you think of bats, you might think of the animal that inspired Batman’s logo. They fly around with their black wings spread wide.
When they rest, they can hang upside down and spend time that way.
Bats are nocturnal and blend into the darkness, so you might not see them very often. However, they actually live ...
A camel with a large hump on its back and gentle eyes with long eyelashes.
The hump, long eyelashes, and large body of this camel conceal the amazing wisdom and history that has evolved to survive harsh environments.
This is a cute raccoon that has also become a model for anime! However, behind its cute face, there are various complex personalities and ways of interacting with us humans that are not easily predictable.
Why don’t you take a look at this page and think about how to deal with raccoons?
When you think of rays, you might imagine their fish-like bodies and their flapping swimming style.
Their graceful appearance is popular at aquariums, and some children watch them with fascination. Their large size can impress the viewers, but did you know that there are also small rays that are about 10 cm long?
Actually, there are many ...
With its luxurious fur and slender, graceful body, the Russian Blue cat is a breed that you may have heard of before.
It is one of the most popular breeds that you can find in pet shops.
At first glance, it seems to have a calm and cool demeanor that can handle anything, but the Russian Blue ...
The Holland Lop is a cute rabbit with a small size and droopy ears!
It is one of the popular pet rabbits, and it has interesting features and comes in a variety of colors!
If you see one somewhere, please observe it while paying attention to what is written here!
Sometimes it becomes a topic on TV news, and sometimes it becomes a model for anime.
The cute seal is very popular because it is often seen at aquariums and is well known. However, did you know that it has a deep relationship with humans?
Let’s take a look at the ecology and lifestyle of seals!
Manga, anime, etc… What cat do you think of when you imagine a pet that is kept in a rich family’s house?
That’s right, it’s Persian!
Persian, which often appears in cat food commercials, has a strong image of being an elegant cat, doesn’t it?
Why don’t we explore together the surprising personality of Persian and the reason ...
You may think that only “humans” can build houses and develop the environment, but in fact, there are other creatures besides humans who can change the environment by their own power.
That’s what beavers are. An adorable beaver with a slightly goofy face and short limbs.
It is a popular character that is also the subject of ...
Speaking of rabbits, they are small animals with adorable long ears and a rounded figure. There is a wide variety of rabbits, some with slightly unusual characteristics. arctic hares are one of them.
The long ears and round figure remain the same, but what is surprising is the long legs when standing up. At one point, ...
When you hear the word “deep-sea fish,” what fish do you imagine? I think most people don’t know the types and names of deep-sea fish, but many people think of monkfish.
Monkfish have a grotesque form, but in fact, they are also major fish that are edible in Japan. However, few people know about its ecology ...
「Toyger??」 It is one of the breeds that cat lovers may not be familiar with, so many people may not have heard or seen it.
That’s because Toyger is a new breed that was recently born, so it is still a rare cat with low name recognition in Japan!
However, its appearance, which looks just like a ...
Elephants are popular animals in zoos.
They have a long nose that they use skillfully and have a body of overwhelming size.
In addition, they have an excellent memory and a smart head.
Let’s explore other excellent parts of elephants!
Do you know a very clever marine mammal called a sea lion?
They are bred in many aquariums and often appear in shows, so many people may have seen them at least once.
Sea lions are familiar beings, but they are also animals that hide many secrets for living in the sea and have many surprisingly unknown ...
Speaking of guppies, they are famous tropical fish, and many people know them, don’t they? With a body of different colors, a beautiful tail fin that spreads widely, guppies are tropical fish packed with charm.
However, there must be many people who are not familiar with ecology. So this time, we will tell you the secrets ...
The chicken is probably the most familiar bird to modern humans.
Some people may argue that sparrows or crows are more familiar. Indeed, in the city, sparrows and crows are more commonly seen than chickens.
However, if you think about your diet, you may find that you eat chicken eggs and meat more often than not. Despite ...
Do you know the mysterious animal called babilsa, whose big canine teeth protrude from the skin of the upper chin?
Babilsa is said to be a species of wild boar that lives only in limited areas of Indonesia.
However, even people who have never seen them, and who do not know their names, once they see them, ...
Do you know one species of bear, polar bear, characterized by its large white body?
Polar bears are often seen in zoos and TV programs, and they are also motifs for various characters, so I like polar bears! Many people may say.
The body of such a polar bear hides many interesting secrets for survival in the ...
The Ptarmigan is a bird that inhabits the alpine zone and is designated as a Special Natural Monument in Japan.
Due to its small population and the fact that it is not commonly seen in urban areas, it is not well-known to the general public. However, its distinctive appearance has been loved by mountaineers since ancient ...
The Hamadryas Baboon is not native to Japan and can be considered an unfamiliar monkey. Therefore, it is somewhat popular in zoos due to its rarity, and many tourists stop to see it.
It has a slightly comical face shape, but despite its appearance, it has a rough temperament.
The ecology of the Hamadryas Baboon, which is ...
Here’s a question for you: What do you call a cat that combines the best of Munchkin and Persian breeds and is rapidly gaining popularity? That’s right, it’s the Minuet!
Some of you may be hearing this name for the first time. In fact, this cat is a relatively new breed that has only recently been ...
The lion is known as the King of the Hundred Beasts!
It is one of the most popular animals among children because it is very strong in the world of carnivores.
Even such a cool lion seems to have a hard time living in the harsh nature.
Let’s take a look at how lions usually live!
Siberians are a breed with a voluminous and fluffy coat that is their charm point!
Many people may not have heard of Siberians before.
It is certainly one of the breeds that is not often seen in pet shops, but I would be happy if this page could help people learn about the cuteness of Siberians!
What do you imagine when you hear the word “shrimp”?
Some people may imagine food such as shrimp sushi, while others may imagine pet shrimp for viewing.
The fact that different people imagine different types of shrimp is evidence that there are many different types of shrimp around us.
In fact, there are about 3,000 species of shrimp ...
Speaking of cats with short tails, there is a breed called Japanese Bobtail. In fact, there is another breed called Manx, which also has a very short tail.
However, it is almost impossible to see them in Japan, so many people may be hearing the name for the first time! What mysteries are hidden behind the ...
It is a very popular dolphin that is one of the highlights of the aquarium show! The sight of them swimming around in the water is beautiful, and the sight of them playing ball is cute.
Dolphins have a gentle personality, but did you know that they actually have great power?
Let’s take a peek at the ...
Moles are animals that dig into the soil and live underground. They are well-known for their unusual habits and it is unlikely that many people are unaware of them.
However, since they spend most of their lives underground, many people have never seen them. For this reason, the ecology of moles is not well known except ...
This time, we will introduce you to the king penguin, which is said to be the second largest in body size in the world! You can see king penguins at aquariums all over Japan, but we have collected a lot of information about their ecology and secrets!
Why are they called king? The chicks are chubby ...
Koalas move slowly and relaxed while clinging to trees.
Just looking at their adorable appearance can heal you.Did you know that koalas sometimes run on the ground?
Let’s explore the secrets of koalas that are still hidden together!
Do you know the snow leopard, a feline with white fur and a thick, long tail?
In addition to being bred in zoos, some of you may have seen them because they are sometimes talked about on SNS.
The snow leopard is the only cat that is adapted to living in the alpine zone and is a ...
Do you know the creature called “Kakapo,” also known as the “owl parrot”? It is said to be the only parrot in the world that cannot fly.
It’s strange that it’s a parrot but can’t fly. The Kakapo has many rare ecological characteristics. It is also an endangered species and is protected.
The Kakapo has a friendly ...
Jaguars are the only animals of the leopard genus in the felidae that live in South America.
With its large body and spotted pattern, jaguars are sometimes referred to as American leopards and tigers because of their appearance and strength.
Jaguars are often mistaken for leopards because of their similar appearance, but once you learn the secret, ...
Do you know the pronghorn, a herbivore that lives mainly in North America?
Pronghorns are second fastest on land after cheetahs and can run as fast as 80km per hour.
However, since they are bred only in a limited number of zoos, many people may have heard the name for the first time.
Let’s take a peek into ...
Bees are insects that can produce sweet and delicious honey, but they can also drive people to death with their small bodies!
Are bees allies or enemies to humans? Do all bees have the power to kill humans?
How much do you know about bees, the little insects?
Do you know aye-aye, a primitive monkey that lives only on the island of Madagascar?
By the way, a song was created in Japan under the title “aye-aye”, and as of 2023, it is still sung as a nursery rhyme.
Therefore, there are a certain number of people who have an image of aye-aye in Japan with ...
If you were asked “What is your favorite animal?”, many people would think of some kind of animal.
However, it may be difficult to think of something when asked “What is your favorite fish?” Even if you do think of something, it may be about fish as an ingredient.
As for fish as an ingredient, Japanese people ...
This article introduces the American Curl, a cat breed with charming curled ears!
It is also called “the Peter Pan of cats”.
It is a rare breed that is not often seen in pet shops, so only a few people know about it.
But we hope that this page will spark your interest in the American Curl!
Do you know the ocelot, a wildcat that lives in the Americas with its beautifully patterned fur?
While ocelots are easy to get used to humans and are popular as pets, their numbers have decreased in the wild, and there are fears that they will eventually become extinct.
Let’s take a peek at what features and secrets ...
Do you know an animal ferret whose body is long and slender and whose face is as cute as a stuffed animal’s?
Ferrets are very popular as pets, so many people may actually have them or want to try them.
Surprisingly, ferrets are animals with a very long history of living with humans since 3000 BC.
Let’s take ...
Anemone Fish is a fish that became famous in Disney’s movie “Finding Nemo.”
Many species have a bright orange color with patterns.
Anemone Fish always seems to be hiding in sea anemones.
Is it because it is a shy fish?
Let’s explore what kind of fish Anemone Fish actually is together.
“Sloths” are given the dishonorable name of “sloth”.
But don’t you sometimes envy them and think (I wish I could live like this…)?
Sloths are the slowest mammals in the world. Their appearance of hanging leisurely from trees is so adorable that it makes you smile involuntarily.
Sloths spend most of their day sleeping, and even when they ...
Many news and online topics are about wild animals that live close to us, and when it comes to wild boars, what do you think of?
Probably many people have a bad image of them, thinking that they are violent and scary and might attack you if you encounter them.
While there are cases where people have ...
Pigs are very famous animals that everyone knows, with their curly tails and large noses.
Pigs are very familiar animals, but surprisingly, many people have never seen them up close.
Once you know the secret of pigs, you may be able to see them differently when you meet them at the ranch or zoo.
Now let’s take a ...
Suddenly, what would you say if you were asked, “Who is the second largest flightless bird in the world?”
The answer to this quiz is the emu, a flightless bird from Australia that is often kept in zoos and ranches.Speaking of flightless birds, ostriches are famous, but what is the difference between ostriches and emus?
To find ...
In Japan, the word “Duck” refers to wild and domesticated ducks differently. This time, I will talk about domesticated ducks. We talked about wild ducks in the “Wild Duck” article.
Whether it’s in the form of a toy design or a character motif, Domestic Ducks are something we see a lot of!
We know that they are ...
Have you ever heard of Okapi, one of the world’s three most rare animals?
Okapi has a zebra-like stripe pattern, but it is actually a mysterious animal called a member of the giraffe family.
Okapi is an interesting animal that has only been discovered for about 100 years, and there are still many things we don’t understand.
Sharks are often portrayed as scary creatures in American movies.
But are they really that scary?
If you get to know sharks very well, you might find that they are not that scary after all.
Let’s take a look at what kind of creature sharks are!
You may often see amoebas, which are also called slimes, in anime and games, but do you think they are fictional creatures?
Actually, amoebas are real organisms that exist in the real world!
We will introduce you to the amoebas that may be a little different from what you imagine.
When you hear the word “fish”, the shape that comes to mind is flat, streamlined “fish”. And as a fish that is completely different from its shape, there is a “seahorse”.
However, let’s take a look at the ecology of seahorses, which are difficult to pin down even if they are called fish.
Do you know saiga, a herbivorous animal with a very distinctive large nose?
Saiga is a mysterious and powerful animal that has survived for tens of thousands of years in harsh environments by evolving in its own way.
However, despite having a distinctive face that you can’t forget once you see it, it is also an animal ...
Do you know a herbivore with the mysterious name of sitatunga?
The sitatunga is an interesting animal with white patterns that enter the whole body, twisted horns that grow only in males, and a body adapted to living by the water.
They are kept in various zoos, but some people may not have observed them closely because ...
When it comes to giraffes, their long necks are their distinctive feature.
They are also the tallest animals in the world because of their long necks. They must have a great view all the time.
There is still a secret about giraffes that many people don’t know about. Let’s explore the secret of giraffes together.
Belugas are cute with their pure white bodies and chubby shapes!
There are only a few places in Japan where you can see belugas, but you can’t help wanting to take pictures of their adorable gestures, right? But there must be some people who don’t know much about their ecology…
Whether you have seen belugas before or ...
Do you know a wild bird called “grey nightjar”?
Grey nightjars are nocturnal and have a sober color, so few people will have actually seen them.
At first glance, the grey nightjar looks plain, but in fact, it is also a bird with interesting characteristics such as a surprisingly wide open mouth and a beard.
To find out ...
Speaking of german shepherd dogs, they are famous in Japan as police dogs. Sometimes you can see it on TV.The way he confronts the criminal with a fearless face is brave itself. Many people may yearn for coolness.On the other hand, it is also popular as a family dog, so I think many people feel ...
Squirrels are cute with their busy acorn-carrying and fluffy tails!
They have a strong image of being cute, but do you really know about squirrels?
Let’s learn more about squirrels together!
The popular penguin at the aquarium is the one that walks flapping its wings and feet.
Penguins are often used as motifs for stuffed animals and characters because of their adorable appearance. There are many mysteries hidden in these penguins!
“What are penguin legs like?” “What kind of personality do penguins have?” Why don’t we take a ...
Here’s a quiz for you: What animal is known for its slender limbs, small face, and is also called the “greyhound of cats”?
The answer is the Cornish Rex! You may not have heard of it before since it’s not often seen in Japan. In addition to having a good style, it also has curly hair ...
Have you ever heard of a rabbit called “Satin Angora”? Honestly, it’s not often seen in Japan, so many people may be hearing about it for the first time!
To briefly explain, it looks very similar to French Angora with its fluffy, ball-like body and cute face peeking out. However, it actually has some different characteristics ...
Chimpanzees are primate animals, just like us humans.
Chimpanzees are sometimes referred to as “evolutionary neighbors” because they come from the same ancestors as us and are the closest to humans.
Chimpanzees are very smart and are known to use tools and mimic the actions of humans and their peers.
However, if you think about its ecology and ...
Translates to speaking of armadillos, they are animals that have an image of curling up their bodies to protect themselves. They endure attacks by curling up without counterattacking even if they are attacked by enemies. They have a lovely appearance, so you feel like protecting them.
The fact is that armadillos can be bred as pets. ...
The wolf is the largest and strongest of the canines, and is a representative of the canine family.
In addition to its cool appearance, wolves have a somewhat mysterious atmosphere, such as howling, which is not seen in other animals, and have been used as a motif for various stories and characters since ancient times.
Whether you ...
Do you know a creature called a platypus?
Many of you may have heard the name but never seen it.
The platypus lives only in Australia and is not bred in Japan zoos as it is an animal that is forbidden to trade. Therefore, it may be a less familiar animal.
The platypus looks interesting, but the ecology ...
Do you know the creature called “sea slug”?
Some people may have heard of it as a mysterious creature that has become a topic of conversation.
It has become popular because of its colorful appearance and distinctive body shape.
The colorful hues are truly beautiful and it is also called the “jewel of the sea”.
What kind of creature ...
Now, here’s a question. What is the true identity of the penguin that became the character model for JR East’s IC card ticket Suica? The answer is “Adelie Penguin”. If you have a Suica, please check it out!
Adelie Penguins are penguins with a distinctive appearance, wearing tuxedos on their bodies and having white eyeliner-like lines ...
The cute sea otter is one of the popular animals in the aquarium!
Although it looks cute, its ecology is also hidden in unexpected ways.
Why don’t you explore the interesting aspects of sea otters?
If you see an sea otter next time, your perspective may change a little?
A fox with fluffy fur and a large tail.Foxes have been familiar to humans for a long time, and in Japan case they are listed as one of the animals with various legends.
However, except in some areas, you don’t see real foxes very often. So, on this page, let’s take a sneak peek at what ...
Leopards are a member of the cat family with a beautiful spotted pattern called a “leopard print.
Leopards are as strong and good-looking as lions and tigers, which are also members of the same feline family, and are one of the most popular animals in zoos.
By the way, why do leopards have such a flashy pattern?
When it comes to turtles, their slow movements and shells are characteristic.
They are also familiar creatures that can be kept as pets.
However, there are problems such as abandonment and an increase in invasive species.
Let’s take a closer look at turtles.
Recently, the giant squid has been a hot topic and you can often see squid in home cooking such as sashimi, fried food, grilled food, and surimi!
Squid is a familiar creature, but how much do you know about it?
Let’s learn more about squid!
Have you heard of Bengal cats?
You may not have seen them in pet shops, so many people may be hearing their name for the first time.
The most distinctive feature of Bengal cats is their rosette pattern on their body, which can be described as a leopard pattern.
The Bengal cat, with its wild appearance, is one ...
Do you know meerkats, animals that stand up on their hind legs and are cute?
They are bred in many zoos, so I’ve actually seen them! Many people may say.
While such meerkats are very family-oriented, they are also animals that have the nickname “desert gang” because of their rough temper.
Let’s take a sneak peek at what ...
The giant panda is a popular animal in zoos! When a baby is born, it is often featured on TV and in magazines. The round and cute appearance and the sight of them eating bamboo are very cute.
However, behind the cute appearance of the giant panda, there are some surprising aspects. Why don’t you explore ...
Sugar Gliders are becoming increasingly popular as pets.
They have round eyes and a very cute face. Are Sugar Gliders the same as regular squirrels, which look similar? Actually, Sugar Gliders are part of the kangaroo and koala family.
These animals have the common feature of raising their young in a pouch in their stomachs.
Even if they ...
Have you ever heard of a animal called a pallas’s cat, which is characterized by its fluffy fur and stubby body shape?
Since they are only kept in a limited number of zoos, some people may have heard of the pallas’s cat for the first time, and not many people may have actually met the real ...
When it comes to the most familiar reptiles in Japan, geckos come to mind.
They have been living in Japan for a long time, and many people may have been surprised by their appearance sticking to the outside of windows.
Many people have a dislike for reptiles, but it is also true that they are popular for ...
A bird famous for chatting by skillfully imitating people’s words, the common hill myna.
In the past, the common hill myna was a very common small bird that was bred in many households along with parakeets and java sparrow.
However, due to certain circumstances, capture was prohibited, and now it is almost impossible to see it.
Let’s take ...
What kind of rabbit is small but beautiful? That’s right! It’s the ‘mini rex’. Some people in Japan love mini rexes too, so maybe you have heard their name before.
They have a lot of color variations and are suitable as pets, so they are easy to keep even for beginners.
Let’s find out more about the ...
Chinchillas are a type of cute mouse with fluffy hair and a big tail that live in the Andes Mountains of South America. Some people keep them as pets, so you may have seen them on SNS or TV.
However, there are many things that people don’t know about chinchillas, such as what their characteristics are ...
What would you say if asked, “What animals have been living together with humans since ancient times? What would you say?
The answer to this question…Yes, the canine, which is a very familiar animal to us.
Dogs are often seen not only when walking around town, but also on TV, social networking sites, and other media, but ...
Shoebill is famous as a “bird that does not move”. It is characterized by a large beak and crisp sharp eyes.
His personality is rough, but he also has a cute side that is spoiled by the keepers.
Because of the gap between its appearance and its appearance, some people become captivated by shoebills.
Let’s explore in detail ...
Pumas, which live in the Americas, are large feline animals that look just like female lions.
It’s an animal you don’t see very often outside of illustrated books and zoos, so maybe it’s the first time I’ve seen it! I never knew his name before! Some people may say that.
However, pumas have great physical abilities and ...
Do you know jaguarundi, a feline that looks like a weasel or otter?
Jaguarundi is not as well-known as cheetahs and tigers, even though they are of the same feline family, so many people may have heard the name for the first time.
Jaguarundi, which lives in South America, is a mysterious animal that has the habits ...
Kangaroos are cute when babies poke their heads out of their pouches.
It is characteristic that they run while bouncing on their hind legs. In contrast to the cute appearance of females, males have strong muscles.
The way males fight looks like they are boxing. Let’s take a closer look at kangaroos!
Do you know the iriomote cat, a rare wildcat that lives only on Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture in Japan?
The iriomote cat has a small population and is at risk of extinction, so it is designated as an endangered species and a special natural monument of Japan.
In fact, the iriomote wildcat has only been discovered ...
The beautiful butterfly flutters from flower to flower, completely different from its appearance as a caterpillar or larva.
The transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is full of wonder and mystery.
Let’s go and search for the mysteries of the butterfly that make us want to ask, “How do they know that?” and “How do they ...
Do you know the cat that is said to be the model of the “beckoning cat”? Actually, the Japanese bobtail that I introduce on this page is said to be the model! Recently, Western cats tend to attract popularity, but why don’t we explore the birth secret story of the precious cat born in Japan?
Do you know the story of “Alice in Wonderland”?
There is a character called the Cheshire Cat in it, and the British Shorthair is said to be the cat that became the model for it!
It has become popular in Japan recently, so some of you may have heard the name!
Let’s explore the cute secrets of the ...
Also known as the “cat in sheep’s clothing,” the Selkirk Rex is a cat with curly hair like a toy poodle.
It has recently gained attention from people who want a cat that doesn’t look like everyone else’s.
While there are other cats with curly hair, such as the Cornish Rex and Devon Rex, the Selkirk Rex ...
Speaking of rabbits with surprisingly large and droopy ears, we have the English Lop.
They have large ears and a large body, and are said to be the oldest breed of lop-eared rabbits in history.
Since they are not often seen in Japan, some people may be hearing their name for the first time.
Would you like to ...
Earth’s largest mammal whale!
Why are they mammals even though they live in the ocean? Do you know what mammals are?
Let’s take a look at these questions about whales together.
Do you know the fishing cat, a cat family animal that lives near the water and is good at “fishing”?
It’s the first time I’ve heard the name, but “Do cat family animals fish?” and “If it’s true, it would be interesting!” Many people may have thought so.
In this article, let’s take a peek at what ...
Have you ever seen a “Siamese cat”? Actually, this cat is known as the “Siamese” breed worldwide. Interestingly, only Japan calls it the “Sham cat”.
On this page, I will introduce the Siamese breed, which was once popular in Japan. However, there are still many things that are not well known about their history and personality.
Do you know a marine mammal called a fur seal, which resembles a sea lion?
Sometimes they are bred in aquariums, but some people may not be aware of their existence because they are similar to sea lions.
Such fur seals are animals that can be seen in various countries today, but they are actually animals that ...
With its adorable appearance and high intelligence, orcas are popular at aquarium shows. However, I have the impression that many of the aliases and nicknames of killer whales are noisy.
In fact, it has the nickname “Gang of the Sea”, and the scientific name orcinus orca means “monster from the underworld”. True to its name, killer ...
Do you know a herbivore called wildebeest, which looks like a cow in Africa?
Perhaps the most famous thing about the wildebeest animal is the annual “Great Wildebeest Migration”.
You may have seen on TV a huge herd of wildebeests running across the African soil and crossing the river with the determination to die.
Let’s take a peek ...
Human beings are believed to stand at the top of the animal kingdom, having gained a wealth of information and knowledge. However, when we open the lid, there is still much to learn from other animals.
If humans could replicate the threads of a spider, they could create stronger and lighter materials. If we could understand the mechanism of the pigments used by animals for camouflage, we could even become invisible.
Humans are also a part of the animal kingdom, and we are born with a single purpose: to live and leave descendants. We are driven to protect our families, whether they are related by blood or by the bonds of our social groups.
We cannot help but admire the animals that carry out their roles dutifully, even if they are not in the spotlight.
Through the Complete Encyclopedia of Animals, we hope that by learning about animals, people will come to cherish them and, in a larger sense, the Earth itself.
We hope to be a chance for everyone, including young children and adults, to learn about animals together.