Environment Deer in Japanese city forced to venture outside of parks in search of food as tourist numbers drop

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    Deer in the Japanese city of Nara are being forced out of their natural habitats in search of food as tourists numbers have dwindled because of the spread of coronavirus.

    The deer would usually be fed by visitors to the city who would buy rice crackers from local vendors in parks. The number of tourists would usually mean that they wouldn't have to leave the vicinity of the park.

    While visitor numbers would usually be high the pandemic has forced people to stay away, in turn forcing the deer to leave their usual surroundings and venture further into the city in search of food.

    Images of the deer feasting on the grass in the city centre and in the train station have been shared by local on social media, who admit they have never seen the creatures act like this before.

    Read more here (Indy100, The Independent UK)
     

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