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Simply off the coast of Japan there is an island called Aoshima, which is likewise referred to as “Feline Island.” The small fishing town is house to more than 140 felines, which wander around snoozing, playing, and snagging treats from citizens and travelers. They surpass human beings 8 to 1.

The felines were initially given the island to eliminate mice that spent time fishing boats. However as the human population decreased from over 1,000 to 16, the felines remained on and increased, as they continued to be fed by the staying residents.

The island has actually ended up being a little a traveler location, though the citizens do not appear to mind, as long as it stays serene. And individuals contribute feline food from all over Japan.

“If individuals concerning the island discover the felines recovery, then I believe it’s a good idea,” 65- year-old angler Hidenori Kamimoto informed Reuters in 2015 “I simply hope that it’s performed in a manner in which does not end up being a concern on individuals who live here.”

This is what life on Feline Island resembles: