Meanwhile, on Rabbit Island…

We all knew about Japan’s Cat Islands, right? But, did you know there is also a Rabbit Island? Ōkunoshima (大久野島), is a small island located in the Inland Sea of Japan in the city of Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is often called Usagi Jima (ウサギ島, “Rabbit Island”) because of the feral rabbits that roam the island. As you can see in the video, they are rather fearless and will approach — and mob — humans.

Animal Picture of the Day:
Hoppy Easter

A male rabbit is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit. Rabbits are often used as a symbol of fertility or rebirth, and have long been associated with spring and Easter as the Easter Bunny. Worldwide, the rabbit often appears in folklore as the trickster archetype, as he uses his cunning to outwit his enemies.

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