So with a population of less than 2 million Okinawa is home to two Zoo's; Kodomo no Kuni + Zoo and Neo Park. Both of Okinawa's zoos are typical asian zoos; small enclosures and you can hand feed most of the animals. Ever wanted to feed an elephant a banana? How about feeding a Giraffe? I sir or madam have done both.
Neo Park has one feature over Kodomo no Kuni and that is it's 30 minute train ride which costs about 660 yen above the entry fee. They sell a combination ticket for both the park and train. I've also read they sell a family season ticket too but it wasn't offered to us.
Kelly and I visited during a week day and the park was rather empty. They're are two additional areas; some kind of petting area which has puppies to interact with and a bird/monkey/giant fish enclosure, 300 and 600 yen respectively.
The First area had lots of birds, waiting for you to feed them. The feed costs about 100-200 depending on which area of the park you buy it from. They will get up in your face if they even think you have food. Some of the taller birds were kinda pushy. The birds even followed us down a path away, guessing we had food.
The had a sign showing how hungry the birds were.
We were able to visit the peacock area when the males were trying to court some of the females.
These birds came right up to us like trained dogs. We've heard of people not coming to Neo park or any other asian zoo because of supposed animal abuse, and granted we saw a few balding ostriches (which could be from heat) the animals looked healthy.
One of the local birds from the northern area of Okinawa, The Yanabaru Kuina is often unfortunately hit by cars. We had never seen one before, there are signs in Northern Okinawa (Yanabaru) telling you to look out for them.
Toward the end of our stay at Neo park a Llama jumped up on a hill and I saw an opportunity for a movie poster...