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“I feel sorry for the animal...”

Nasu Animal Kingdom
Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Nasu-machi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 10 December 2012

I visited here over a year ago.
You have chances to pet lots of animals, and even hold a lion cub! I also got to see a baby wallaby which has appeared in television several times.
Other than that, I felt sorry for the dogs that you get to pet. They all look so tired, and bored. You have a chance to walk them, for a price, around the whole park. Adorable, but their furs were greasy and dirty, I felt terribly sad for them... It's very loud around there and the dogs hardly get any peace and quiet.
If you're lucky, you'll get to see staff walking an alpaca and get a change to pet it!
There's also a 'cat house' thing with lots of cats. of course, inside a spacious building. Lots of equipment and apparatus for the cats and lots of space for them to roam in. Many of them, however wanted space away from people.
The cable car which leads you down to the other half of the park, where you will see more farm/desert mammals, like horses, camels, kangaroos, sheep...etc. was a nice trip. Nice views as you go down with the cable car, however, it's quite dangerous, as there's no belts and it's quite steep.
I took several pictures of the animals and they're very inactive, and quite sad looking.

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Reviewed 11 July 2012

Unlike a zoo, Animal Kingdom is located on top of mountain and the area is huge. From the entrance there is a cat petting house and dog petting area so if you like animals you are free to enjoy being with dogs and cats. Many shows are also seen in sequence so you don't have to worry about missing one for because of another show.

From top area you will either need to walk a long way or to take a bus to another (huge) zone. There you will see raptor show, sheep show, alpacas, ducks, etc.

You may either take bus back or take ski lift (costs extra).

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