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Photos of Japan's 'Cat Island' Where Cats Outnumber Humans

Aoshima, also known as "Cat Island", is an island in Ehime Japan known for its large number of cat residents. Cats on the island have been reported by news outlets to outnumber humans.

The cats were at first brought to the island to kill rats that Hung around fishing boats. As the human populace on the island decreased, the felines remained on the island and kept reproducing.

The island has become a bit of a tourist destination, though the residents don't seem to mind, as long as it remains peaceful. And people donate cat food from all over Japan.

The cat island is roughly 1.6 km (1.6 mile) long. It was part of Nagahama in Kita District back in those days, but as of 2005, it is part of Ōzu.

The human population has dropped since sardine fisheries depleted and jobs moved to cities, causing human residence on the island to drop.

Here are photos of Japan's cat island

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Cat Island Ehime Japan Kita District Nagahama

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