On Wednesday, Nine deer have died after eating plastic bags in Nara Park Japan, a wildlife group said.
The Nara Deer Preservation Foundation has stated that masses of plastic bags and snacks packets have been found in the deer’s stomach which died between March and June this year.
“The biggest litter found in one of the nine amounted to 4.3 kilograms (9.5 pounds),We were surprised. It was so big” foundation official Yoshitaka Ashimura told international news channel.
The picturesque park of the ancient capital of Japan is home to more than 1,000 deer, which can be seen roaming the streets in search of delicious crackers offered by tourists.
Tourists are prohibited from feeding deer with any food, in addition to crackers, but Ashimura said some visitors offer to animals other types of snacks.
“The deer probably think that the snacks and the plastic packs covering them are both food, They might also eat plastic bags dropped on the ground, such cases had increased recently, due to the growing number of visitors, The only way to prevent this is to remove all the garbage.” he said.
The number of tourists visiting Nara city where the park is located has increased in recent years, with 16 million visitors in 2017.
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27 September, 2019