Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beppu City Oita Pref. Japan Zoo 1948

Ken Kawata, can you offer any insight into this Japanese zoo?  All I can seen to come up with in regards to Beppu City is that Takasakiyama Monkey Park, home to 1500 Japanese macaques is located there.  Interesting in the picture below is the leg chain that appears to be secured at the bottom of the moat.  It seems placed to keep the elephant at the front of the moat.  Most seemed to stay there "begging" for food, and wouldn't need to be secured.  The keeper sitting in the chair, in the background seems to be keeping a pretty close eye on the elephant.

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