Pirika Forest, a facility where tufted puffins are exhibited, has been renewed and reopened in the Polar Adventure area in the basement of Rocky World!
The ecology of rare marine birds from northern seas can be observed at close range.
What kind of bird is the tufted puffin?
The tufted puffin is a seabird distributed widely throughout the subarctic zone and is found on the coast of eastern Hokkaido in Japan.
It has a big, bright orange beak from which its Japanese name, Etopirika derived, meaning beautiful beak in the Ainu language.
Swim freely underwater as if flying in the sky!
Tufted puffins are fish-eaters. They use their wings and webbed feet to dive underwater and catch small fish. The way they flap their wings to swim freely in the water in search of prey is a must-see attraction.
|Sea animals you can encounter||Tufted puffin, and others|