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It’s hard to associate Tokyo with anything else besides people, buildings and cars, but a closer inspection of the city and its outskirts reveal otherwise.

From 2014 to 2016, there were sightings of masked palm civets in many of the city’s 23 wards. Public health centers urged homeowners to repair leaky roofs and check for any tears in the walls, as the mammals could use them to access homes. 

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