Island, famous animals
It also happens that the entire islands or archipelagos given to "indigenous" residents and newcomers from other lands in the undivided use. The true masters of the islands described by us are not people, but animals. Some of them are extremely popular with tourists, the other should be avoided at all costs.
Cat Island, Japan
At the coast of Japan are 11 small islands, which runs the semi-wild cats. Tashiro Island the most famous of them. Here live only about a hundred people, which is strictly forbidden to bring dogs. The median age is about 70 years. Cats were brought here for the purpose of exterminating mice interferes with the normal breeding of silkworms. Later, when the problem was solved, the island's residents have noticed that cats are perfectly predict storms and tsunamis, and in gratitude for their superpowers, was allowed to live on the island as they please.
Pork Island, Bahamas
On Sau Island, better known as swine island lived a carefree life of the rich idlers whole family of pigs. On the island, discovered only in 2009, the ideal conditions for these hardy animals: there are many sources of fresh water, no strong storms and no predators, and more recently, so more and tourists began to feed. How to get here a pig is not precisely known, in one version, they are deliberately left in the distant past sailors to be on the island samovospolnyayuschiysya food source. Fortunately for pigs, no one is going to eat them.
Rabbit Island, Japan
Ōkunoshima is a small island located in the Inland Sea. Island full of sweetest creations, has a dark past: during the Second World War it operated the factory for the production of poison gas. Ōkunoshima was so secret place that it was removed from the map of the region. After the war, the deadly enterprise covered, and later broke into his place the park and released rabbits. Get acquainted with the friendly and multiple "tenants" of the island, thousands of tourists come annually.
Sloths from Costa Rica
Technically, Costa Rica, of course, is not an island, but it would be unfair not to include it in our list. The Center The Sloth Sanctuary did what you will not find anywhere else in the world: here arranged shelter for sloths. More than 150 young of these amazing mammals, remaining without a mother or injured, get here the necessary care and attention.
Chickens from the island of Kauai, Hawaii
Chickens came to Hawaii about two thousand years ago. They came here with the Polynesians, illustrious sailors of antiquity. Chickens grown for meat and eggs, and the males for fighting. In 1992 he broke the idyll Inika storm that erupted over the Hawaiian Islands. Striking out with all possible force on Kauai, the storm scattered the chickens all over the island. Sensing freedom bird popereskreschivalis with wild relatives and quickly multiplied. Hawaiians do not even try to catch them and instruct on the right path: the meat of wild chickens absolutely tasteless. Birds, which are all left alone on an island feel completely at ease, and prevent people from filling the roads, beaches and golf courses.
Lemurs of Madagascar
These adorable primates found only in Madagascar, an island located near Africa and the Comoros. Lemurs in Madagascar of which there are about a hundred species, have become a symbol of the island. First and foremost, of course, that title claims tailed lemur or katta, known to all cartoon series "Madagascar."
wild horses Island
Water on the island on the lake Manych-Gudilo in the Rostov region is living in isolation from the outside world a herd of wild horses. This phenomenon is unique in the world only a few large herds of wild horses found: on the islands of Assateague and Chincoteague, Virginia, United States, and on Sable Island in Canada. As the island Water got the horse is unknown, but it is not so important. For scientists, the other interesting fact: Mustang, more than 50 years criss-cross each other, do not have any signs of degeneration? But this is only to be seen.
Crabs Christmas Island, Australia
The island, named after the main holiday of all Christians, indeed looks very elegant, but, unfortunately, only in November. Red crabs, for which this island - sweet home on a background of green vegetation reminiscent of Christmas lights on a Christmas tree. Given that the number of the human population is only 2,000, and the number of crabs each year passes for a few tens of millions, to understand the phrase "swarming with" can be simple.
Monkey Island with Morgan
In 1979, the herpes virus entered the laboratory in Puerto Rico, where he was kept vervet monkeys. To save the animals, hundreds of rhesus monkeys lived on the island of Morgan, off the coast of South Carolina. To date, on the island inhabited by over four thousand monkeys. They are allowed to roam freely around the island, and only scientists, taking tests, interfere with their carefree life.
Snake Island, Brazil
Ilha da Queimada Grande - an uninhabited island off the coast of Brazil. People are afraid to live here and not in vain. The island has chosen his home island botrops snake - one of the most poisonous species of vipers on the planet. Ilha da Queimada Grande is recognized as one of the most dangerous places on Earth. It is believed that for every square kilometer of the island accounts for a deadly snake.