Today we took a day trip to Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa. Last time I went it was covered in snow (I wrote about it before), but this time it was warm and sunny, so I had a pleasantly different experience. We should probably go over what animals were the coolest, but here's a little snippet. Recognise this fella?
He's a porcupine right? Except after a thorough survey of two (2) Japanese people, they've never seen or heard of one before. And the Japanese name for porcupine is Yama Arashi, meaning either "Mountain Storm" or "Mountain Destroyer" which is awesome however you break it down.