Happy New Year / あけましておめでとう

January 1, 2011

30 August 1974, Japan
Nature Conservation Series: Mammals
Amami Rabbit

Happy New Year!

This is the year of rabbit in Chinese astrology, which consists of 12 dedicated animals.  This rabbit from the South Island of Japan is an ancient type of rabbit, now endangered.  Mongooses released by island residents to kill poisonous snakes have killed a large number of Amami rabbits, too…

I would like to learn more about those delicate balances of enironment and biodiversity this year.




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