There Are 900 Bunnies In This Adorable Japanese Island That Love Greeting Their Visitors

Those who love cute animals can’t miss Rabbit Island in Japan, where thousands of rabbits run around freely.

Rabbit Island, also known as Usaga Jima in Okunoshima, Japan, is one of the world’s most distinctive wildlife-friendly islands.

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Thousands of rabbits are allowed to run about and play with tourists on this little island in Japan’s Inland Sea, in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture.

The origins of these rabbits are unknown to this day, but many people believe they were transported here to correspond with the period from 1929 to 2005 when the Japanese army surreptitiously manufactured over 6,000 tons of toxic gas in Okunoshima. 1945

This location was chosen for its quiet location away from residential areas. A bunch of unfortunate bunnies was brought to this island at the time to test the poison’s effects.

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According to one idea, the rabbits that live on the island now are offspring of experimental rabbits released by workers after the war.

However, many people are skeptical of this theory since accounts claim that after the factory ceased producing rabbits, the whole herd was wiped off.

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This location was chosen for its quiet location away from residential areas. A bunch of unfortunate bunnies was brought to this island at the time to test the poison’s effects.

According to one idea, the rabbits that live on the island now are offspring of experimental rabbits released by workers after the war.

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However, many people are skeptical of this theory since accounts claim that after the factory ceased producing rabbits, the whole herd was wiped off.

Because the island is only a short boat journey away from the mainland, it is a popular tourist attraction with a modest golf course, campgrounds, and gorgeous beaches.

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Visitors may also see the relics of military sites strewn around the island, as well as the old poisonous gas industrial buildings.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors visit this island each year to pet and feed rabbits.

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