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Japanese students participated in the Japanese Day at the Minnesota Zoo on December 5, 2017.  25 presenters of Japanese CIS, 4 and 5 classes showed five animals at the assigned stations.  This year, we were assigned  Amur tiger, Moose, Sea turtles, Garden eels, and Sea star.  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

Animal Information:  Please visit MN Zoo website, to get started on your research but feel free to extend your research to other animal science websites.


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

   Monk Seal 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