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The shoebill is a tall bird, height reaching as much 5 feet tall. Weight has reportedly reached 15 lb. The 9 foot wingspan is well-adapted to soaring.

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The Year's BEST Animal Photos

From Getty: A baby Pygmy hippopotamus takes a bath in an enclosure at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo on July 24, 2011. The baby hippo was born on June 22 at the zoo. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

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Giant panda Shin Shin eats bamboo inside her glass enclosure at Tokyos Ueno Zoo. Associated Press

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“Ueno Planet for Exhibition” by Haruka Misawa

"Ueno Planet for Exhibition" is a collection of posters and brochures by Japanese designer Haruka Misawa and her office, the Misawa Design Institute. The posters are promotional material for the Ueno zoo in Tokyo and feature the drawings of several islands and pavilions. Misawa employs a reduced...

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“Ueno Planet for Exhibition” by Haruka Misawa

"Ueno Planet for Exhibition" is a collection of posters and brochures by Japanese designer Haruka Misawa and her office, the Misawa Design Institute. The posters are promotional material for the Ueno zoo in Tokyo and feature the drawings of several islands and pavilions. Misawa employs a reduced...

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Though it's just days before the Fourth of July, it seems like weeks away – and Shin Shin, the 7-year-old giant panda from Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, totally feels our pain (and craving for barbecue).

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15 Things To Do in Ueno Park (Tokyo's Most Popular Park) - Japan Talk Nearby Neighborhoods: Ueno Akihabara Attractions: National Museum Of Nature And Science (5 minutes) Ueno Zoo (5 minutes) Shinobazu Pond (6 minutes) Shitamachi Museum (7 minutes) Ameyoko (8 minutes) Tokyo National Museum (8 minutes) University of Tokyo (17 minutes) Kappabashi (21 minutes) Kanda Shrine (23 minutes) Yushima Seido (26 minutes) Hanayashiki (30 minutes) Area Events: Asakusa Samba Carnival

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Community Post: 35 Photos Of Momonga Dwarf Flying Squirrels

<b>The <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Ftheangryluddite%2Fmeet-the-momonga-25-photos-of-flying-dwarf-squir-5dn9&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FJapanese_dwarf_flying_squirrel&xcust=1494279%7CBFLITE&xs=1" target="_blank">pteromys momonga</a> is a Japanese dwarf flying squirrel, weighing between 150 and 220 grams.</b> And wouldn't you know, it's rather adorable.

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“Ueno Planet for Exhibition” by Haruka Misawa

"Ueno Planet for Exhibition" is a collection of posters and brochures by Japanese designer Haruka Misawa and her office, the Misawa Design Institute. The posters are promotional material for the Ueno zoo in Tokyo and feature the drawings of several islands and pavilions. Misawa employs a reduced...

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