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Japanese students participated in the Japanese Day at the Minnesota Zoo on December 8, 2015.  21 presenters of Japanese 4 and 5 classes showed five animals at the assigned stations.  This year, we were assigned  Ringtail Lemur, Colobus Monkey, Komoto Dragon, White Cheek Gibbon and Small Clawed Otter.  Students discovered fascinating facts about these and other Zoo animals, all in Japanese. Students can visit about 40 animal stations throughout the Zoo. Upper level language students use music, costumes, and props to interpret the animal exhibits. Students each received a "passport" which gets stamped after listening to the presenter at each station. All days are geared toward language students.  


Suggested Internet website for more advanced research

Minnesota Zoo website

Learn all about the animals at the Minnesota Zoo!

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Links to individual zoos and aquariums websites


Free online encyclopedia

Information to variety of animals

Information on a variety of animals

Animal information from the Wildlife Conservation Society

Information on variety of animals

General-kid friendly information

Tropical Rainforests

Information on climate, plants, and animals

Links to Rainforest information

Information on world’s hotspots

Marine Resources

Whale information

Links to a variety of marine internet sites

Clearinghouse for marine resources

Bird Information

Bat Information

Bat Conservation International

Wolf Information

International Wolf Center

Minnesota Animal Information