Rod's Critter Photos
Fuji Safari Park, Vicinity of Mt. Fujiyama, Japan August 2001
After visiting the Air Park Musuem at Lake Kawaguchi, my friends and I visited the Fuji Safari Park. It was
quite late in the day, but we decided to see what we could anyway. The lighting conditions were not the best; however,
we were able to get quite close to some of the animals.
African Elephant & African Stork
The lighting was terrible to photograph the elephants. The sun was directly behind them and low in the sky.
However, I have never been able to photograph an African Stork before, and this specimen was amazing tame.
North American Bighorn Sheep
A really nice Bighorn Sheep male. Again, the sun was behind him, but I tried.
The Park had 3 kinds of bears; all were active, except the large Kodiak Bear.
The Camel was just resting beside the road.
North American Elk
I was surprised to see these large ungulates here in Japan. They are so much larger than the Japanese deer. They stood
about 2 feet (0.6 meter) taller. The big male was just losing the velvet from his beautiful horns.
The everpresent flamingos were doing their usual behavior - mostly nothing.
African Giraffe & Goat
The giraffe was shy and wouldn't turn its head. The goat was quite a tree climber. I don't think I have ever seen that
The Park has a lot of lions and they are sitting everywhere.
African Ostrich & PeaCock
I happened to get quite close to a male ostrich, but I was careful, because they will peck you. The PeaCocks are all over the Park like they
are at most Japanese zoos.
The Park has several really nice Rhinos.
The Park also has a lot of tigers. Some were active, and as you will see, some were not.
These are the milk cows of Tibet.
The Zebra stay close together most of the time. It is amazing that these animals cannot be tamed.
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