(Sapporo-51/Asahikawa-Asahiyama Zoo)日本美味しいもの巡り Japan delicious food and wine tour

旭川旭山動物園へ。昨年お得な年間パスポートを買い、今回は3回目。

Went to Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa.  Bought annual passports last year, and this was the third visit.

f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171847j:image

手前の無料駐車場から徒歩ですぐ動物園入り口に着く。

It was a short walk from the free parking lot in front to the zoo entrance.
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171843j:image

中に入ると何やら人だかりが。運良く、旭山動物園名物、ペンギンの散歩が始まるところ。ホームページによると、昨今のコロナ禍では積極的広報活動は行わず開催時間も非公表とのこと。

なんとも可愛いペンギン・ウォークは、ペンギンの冬場の運動不足の解消、来シーズンの繁殖に向けた体づくりに欠かせないものらしい。確かに太り気味の子も。飼育員さんによると、いつも2羽前後はサボるらしい。人間と同じ、微笑ましい。近くで見れば見るほど愛らしいペンギン。追っかけて撮影している人が多数。

As entered the zoo, saw a crowd of people.  As luck would have it, the penguin walk, a specialty of Asahiyama Zoo, was about to begin.  According to the website, the zoo does not actively promote the event or does not announce the time of the event due to COVID.  The penguin walk, which is quite cute, is said to be essential for the penguins to get rid of their lack of exercise during the winter and to build up their bodies for breeding next season.  Some of them are certainly overweight.  According to the keeper, around two of them always skip the walk.  Just like humans, it makes smile.  The closer look, the more adorable the penguins are.  Many people were chasing after them to take photos.
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171828j:image

f:id:winelovers2050:20210320221503j:image

雪の中では北極熊も元気。前回より動きが活発で、観ていて飽きない。

The polar bear was also very active in the snow.  He was more active than that of the last visit, and never got tired of watching him.
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171900j:image

オオカミも元気に遠吠え。オオカミの遠吠えは、縄張りを守る為、不要な争いを避ける為、あるいは遠くにいる仲間を呼ぶ為、新しい仲間を探す目的に使われる大事なコミュニケーションツールだそう。

ちなみに、旭山動物園では夕方の園内放送で蛍の光が流れると遠吠えするらしく、今回それに該当。ペンギン散歩に続き、遠吠えにも遭遇出来た。ついている。

Wolves are also howling energetically.  It is said that howling is an important communication tool used by wolves to defend their territory, to avoid unnecessary conflicts, to call their distant mates, and to look for new mates.  Incidentally, at Asahiyama Zoo, they howl when the music is broadcasted in the evening, and this was the case this time.  Following the penguin walk, was able to encounter the howling as well.  Very lucky.
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171825j:image

こちらはヒグマ。北極クマより、心なしか孤独感とやさぐれ感が漂う。

This was a brown bear.  This bear had more loneliness and sulkiness than the polar bear.

f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171821j:image

エゾシカ

Ezo deer.
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171812j:image

ライオンは隣のトラが気になる様子でうろうろ。

The lion wandered around, seemingly curious about the tigers next door.
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171833j:image

隣のトラはマイペースにあくびしたりくつろいでいる。

結論。冬の動物園は楽しい!動物たちの個性が際立つ季節かも知れない。

The tigers next door were yawning and relaxing at their own pace.  Conclusion.  Winter at the zoo is fun!  This may be the season when the animals' personalities stand out.
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171856j:image

来る途中に鶴沼ワイナリーに立ち寄る。北海道ワイナリーが所有している、日本最大級のワイン用葡萄畑。

On the way here, stopped at Tsurunuma Winery.  The winery is owned by Hokkaido Winery and is one of the largest wine vineyards in Japan.
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171838j:image

醸造は小樽の北海道ワイナリーで行っている。小さな直売所でワインを購入。

Brewing is done at Hokkaido Winery in Otaru.  Bought the wine at a small direct sales shop.
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171816j:image
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171808j:image

葡萄畑はまだ雪の中。葡萄は、一般的に10℃以上になると、地上樹部の活動が始まる。もう春はすぐそこまで来ている。

The vineyard was still under snow.  Grapes generally start to become active in the above-ground parts of the vine when the temperature rises above 10 degrees Celsius.  Spring was just around the corner.
f:id:winelovers2050:20210319171851j:image

 

 

👉このブログ一覧やInstagramはこちら。

     Click here for this blog list and Instagram.

     https://winelovers2050.hatenablog.com/

  https://www.instagram.com/p/CMl7F5ZhejP/?igshid=1p3hedchnmhh5

👉 無料アカウントによる広告をご容赦下さい。

  Apologize for an advertisement by the free account.