Bunny Paradise in Japan
Posted on December 27, 2010
Japan’s Okunoshima Island, used between 1929 and 1949 as a poison gas production site for military purposes, has become an unlikely paradise for around 300 bunnies. Aside from the buns and their many visitors, the island is uninhabited. The Mainichi Daily News writes:
It is believed that rabbits were first taken to the island in 1971, after an elementary school in Takehara found it difficult to keep the animals at school. According to the Kyukamura Okunoshima resort hotel, most of the visitors to the island consisted of students on school study trips and senior tourists.
However, as the island became known as a rabbit habitat, the hotel began to receive more reservations from young women and families. The rabbits became popular for their adorable gesture asking for food.