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Bunnies Lure Tourists to Japanese Island

Image: Bunnies Attract Tourists To A Japanese Islet Okunoshima
Two tourists feed hundreds of rabbits at Okunoshima Island on Monday in Takehara, Japan. The Island is often called Usagi Jima, or "Rabbit Island," and is famous for a rabbit population that has taken over the island. The rabbits have become a tourist attraction, with many visitors coming to feed the animals. During World War II, the island was used as a poison gas facility and was so secret that local residents were told to keep away. Today, ruins of the old forts and chemical factories can be found all across the island. Chris McGrath / Getty Images

Two tourists feed hundreds of rabbits at Okunoshima Island on Monday in Takehara, Japan. The Island is often called Usagi Jima, or "Rabbit Island," for its large rabbit population. The rabbits have become a tourist attraction, with many visitors coming to feed the animals. During World War II, the island was used as a poison gas facility and was so secret that local residents were told to keep away. Today, visitors can still spot ruins of the old forts and chemical factories.