Takara Okura

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The year of Miyazaki Island's fish-eating monkeys

National Feb 3, 2016

The year of Miyazaki Island's fish-eating monkeys

More than half a century ago, wild monkeys living on Kojima Island, Miyazaki Prefecture, drew attention for their habit of washing their food — sweet potatoes at the time — before eating them. Now, they are under the spotlight for eating fish. With 2016 being ...