Animal Feeding Experience

Let’s give food directly to animals and observe how they eat.

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

About 30 minutes. However, once all the animal feed is gone, the session will end.

Number of Participants



100 JPY– (tax included)

Feeding Experience (100 yen/ 1 time)
Give snacks to animals and observe how they eat up close!

You can feed the following animals: Japanese macaque (Japanese monkey), African elephant (limit to about 30 pieces), goat (limit to about 30 pieces), rabbit (limit to about 15 pieces), hippo (limit to about 20 pieces).

At Yagiyama Zoological Park Fujisaki no Mori, you can feed the animals and observe how they eat during their daily snack time sessions. Each animal eats its own variety of food and has a different way of eating.

In addition to viewing the teeth and mouth movements of “regular” animals, you can see how African elephants use their nostrils. Also, you can notice how some individuals in a group of Japanese macaque (Japanese monkey) or goats are barely able to eat at all. Observing the relationships of animals is another way to have fun.
Feeding Locations & Times:
○Japanese macaque:“Saru-yama”(finished when sold out)
○African elephant: African elephant exhibit(on the wild goose ecological park side)(13:15~)
○Goat: ”Fureai no Oka” goat exhibit(11:30~)
○Rabbit: Inside “Fureai-kan” building (13:10~)
○Hippo: Viewing area inside the hippo exhibit building(14:40~)

At Yagiyama Zoological Park Fujisaki no Mori, various hands-on activities allow you to experience the animals up close, such as through “touching” and “feeding” programs, which are held every day throughout the year. You can make a deeper relationship with the animals by understanding their abilities and knowing their behavior. Adults as well as children are welcome.

Experience Program NameAnimal Feeding Experience
Activity LocationSee above description.
Time RequiredAbout 30 minutes. However, once all the animal feed is gone, the session will end.
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start TimeSee above description.
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants20people
About suspension of the activityThe event may be cancelled if an animal’s condition is not well or if there is bad weather.
Animal Feeding Experience100 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceFeeding experience.
Remarks regarding priceZoo entrance fee is separate and must be paid when entering the zoo.
Method of PaymentPay in cash to the zookeeper at the experience.
Meeting Spot1-43, Yagiyama-honcho, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0801
Meeting TimeSee above description.
Access--By Public Transportation--
12-minute subway ride from Sendai Station to Yagiyama Zoological Park Station (Tozai Line)
Charged parking available.
Facility InformationRestrooms, coin lockers.
Barrier-free AccessYes
5 wheel chairs, slopes.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese

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