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Yururi Island horse

Country of Origin: Japan

Yururi Island horse


Yururi Island is a small uninhabited island off the coast of the Nemuro Peninsula in Japan which has been designated as a national treasure. The island is table-shaped with flat, green pastures that are home to a variety of wildlife in addition to a small herd of horses.

These animals were originally brought to the island to carry sea tangles, and were released when their need expired. The pasture conditions have allowed them to continue, however their numbers remain low due to natural selection.

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Country of Origin: Japan |
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