stray cats threatening amami rabbits

cat threaten okinawa animals

琉球兔、琉球鼠和奄美刺鼠日本奄美大島與德之島獨有的,而琉球兔更有活化石之稱。當地農民引入家貓防鼠患,但貓於島上不停繁殖後被丟棄,對島上稀有動物造成威脅。

amami rabbits, Ryukyu long-tailed giant rat and Tokunoshima spiny rat are only found on two of the island in Kagoshima. amani rabbit is often called a living fossil. locals brought cats on the islands for rodent control, but the cats reproduce so quickly and are abandoned in the wild. these stray cats are preying on these rare animals on these islands and became a threat to them.

http://www.tanews.org.tw/info/12467

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201702130010.html

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