The Okinawa Zoo's Petting Zoo

Touching Is Highly Encouraged

By Michael Flemming    - 1 min read

Most of the animals at the Okinawa Zoo's Nature Land are not intended for touching and are kept at a safe distance or separated by fences with signs posted to warn over-eager visitors to look only. The Petting Zoo is one area of the park, though, that encourages lots of touching and holding and petting. Several furry animals as well as scaly turtles and snakes mix with humans freely here. Entrance to the Petting Zoo is included with overall admission; feeding the animals costs just 100 yen more. The Okinawa Zoo and Museum in Okinawa City is Japan's southernmost zoo.

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Michael Flemming

Michael Flemming @michael.flemming

I'm a wandererer in Okinawa turning over every stone I can find. I write, photograph, and blog about my favorite finds here in Japan's southernmost prefecture. Find more of my rants and finding on my travel blog.