"360-Degrees Lives" is a series of semispherical, 360-degree panoramic videos taken with a small camera. The shots provide a wide-ranging look at the lives of animals and insects cared for at zoos and other facilities. Users can view images taken from rare angles of prairie dog pups approaching the camera buried in the ground as well as beetles skillfully walk on top of the lenses.

200 budgies living their lives in ‘paradise’ in Yokohama

April 9, 2021 update!

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Behind the door to a large outdoor cage, tiny birds in shades of greenish yellows, blues and other colors perch, flutter and chirp.

The facility at the Snow Brand Kodomo-no-Kuni Ranch in Yokohama’s Aoba Ward, which measures roughly 330 square meters in size, is home to about 200 budgerigars, commonly known as budgies, according to attendant Haruki Sugita.

There are aisles inside the cage so visitors can look up close. But... (By TOSHIYUKI TAKEYA/ Staff Writer)

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