Hi friends! Last week we took a trip to a real life cat village in Taiwan, and the week before that we visited Istanbul, the city of cats. Today we're taking a trip to a pretty memorable place: the Japanese rabbit island of Okunoshima. Okunoshima Island is a unique island where there are more bunnies than people. Countless bunnies hop all around the island, and if you've ever heard the phrase 'breeding like rabbits' then you can easily understand why.
If you love pampering animals, Okunoshima Island is the place to go. According to the island's website, "With several different walking trails along the coast and into the mountain, you can enjoy hiking along with other outdoor activities all year around. You can of course swim in the sea during summer seasons. There is one restaurant operating on the island along with a coffee shop and a resort hotel. A hot spring is available with towels available for visitors to rent. You can also rent a bicycle and fully explore the island using its bicycle track running along the 4km perimeter."
According to @maxartechnologies, Okunoshima Island is 1.86 miles off the coast of Japan. Historically the island held a disturbing purpose, housing a weapons plant, but in 1945 all of that was dismantled and the island became an uninhabited park. Today the island is a rabbit sanctuary and tourist attraction. Hunting the rabbits is forbidden, and dogs and cats are not allowed on the island.
Tourists flock to the island on sunny days and holidays and feed the rabbits pellets and cabbage. But according to takepart.com, all the tourist visits and subsequent feedings have led to an unsustainable population boom that has destroyed the island's ecosystem.
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