A sea lion pokes it's nose through a hole in Asahiyama Zoo in freezing Hokkaido prefecture in northern Japan. The visitor numbers have increased ten fold to 3 million in the past few years since the introdution of a daily penguin parade and parade and other interactive facilities. Only Ueno Zoo in Central Tokyo has more visitors. The penguins take a long walk along at ice track that takes about 30 minutes twice a day.
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