Sunday

シカ?イノシシ?埼玉県の住宅街に現れたのは・・・(16/05/31)

カモシカ現る --埼玉県日高市 横手台

林道を出たら ニホンカモシカが待ってました Aカメ

RACCOON DOG - Species Spotlight - Not a Raccoon, but a Dog

Amazon takes wildlife to Japan


Amazon has picked up a package of 4K wildlife and nature content for its Prime Video service in Japan, one of a host of deals signed off at Mipcom by Canadian producer and distributor Blue Ant Media.
Amazon has taken four series from distribution arm Blue Ant International’s expanded ultra high-definition catalogue. The package includes Great Parks of Africa and Africa’s Wild Horizons (both 6×60’).
Amazon followed its streaming rival Netflix by launching Prime Video in Japan last year.
The deal helps make up 300 hours worth of programme sales from Blue Ant announced in Cannes today.
New partnerships with international broadcasters include 240 hours of ultra-high-definition natural history content going to AB Group for its Ultra Nature channel in France. A two-year deal will see Blue Ant deliver 200 hours of docs as well as 40 hours of wildlife and nature scenes.
Elsewhere, LeTV in Hong Kong has picked up more than 20 hours, including The Big Feed (13×30’), which goes behind the scenes at some of the world’s top zoos.
Now TV in Hong Kong, meanwhile, has taken Kenya Wildlife Diaries, which showcases The Lewa Reserve, home to more than 1,500 animals, including some of the rarest and most dangerous species on earth.


Monday

Goat Cafe – Sakuragaoka Cafe

The Crows of Japan





If you thought the sky was safe, think again. In Japan, the sky and pretty much everything beneath it belongs to the crows.

Now you’re probably thinking: “Silly little crows? Oh come on, they’re not scary at all!” We’re not talking about any “silly little crows” here. We’re talking about Japanese crows (known askarasu), 0.6-meter-long (about 2 ft) intimidation machines found all over Japan that don’t rely on just their appearance and shrill call to horrify passerby, but their terrifyingly high level of intelligence as well.

Giant Coconut Crab – the largest land crab in the world



Coconut crabs (known as yashigani in Japanese) may have a silly name, but not once you know the meaning behind it. They got their name because their claws are strong enough to crack open a coconut. They will climb palm trees to get the coconuts.

These things are not only the largest land-living arthropods in the world, but the largest land-living invertebrates in the world too. With a leg span of up to 0.9 meters (about 3 ft) and weighing up to 4 kilograms (9 lbs), it’s no wonder that they have no natural predators, aside from humans and other coconut crabs.



The shearing of the coconut crab have great power. One must be very careful. The crab may cut a finger from your hand easily.
They live on land. In the water they would drown.

Japanese Spider Crabs





Known as takaashi gani in Japanese, literally “tall-legged crab,” these guy are the largest arthropods on Earth. With legs one-meter (over three-ft) long, the result is a full leg span of over 12 feet (3.8 meters). 

The reason these guys are only at number five is because they’re actually quite docile despite their monster-like appearance. They prefer to blend in to the bottom of the ocean floor by covering themselves with sponges and other sea animals, consuming basically whatever they can find.

Still, we’d rather not take our chances meeting one in person. These guys are found off the southern coast of Honshu, the main Japanese island, so we recommend staying out of the ocean there.

If you absolutely must see one of these things for yourself, then you can do so at the Osaka Aquarium.