Cold - Climate Creatures In Their Element In Sapporo



Cold-climate creatures in their element in Sapporo

Japan's northern island of Hokkaido is still in the grip of biting winter weather, but that's good news for some animals at a zoo in Sapporo.

The polar bears, Amur tigers, and snow leopards have been enjoying their time outdoors at the Maruyama Zoo, while giraffes and other animals from warm habitats are being kept indoors.



Visitors watched a polar bear rolling and tumbling in the snow.

But the Japanese macaques leaned against a concrete wall to avoid the snow and catch some sun.