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Yamaneko Museum


"Life on the Wildlife Side"

The Iriomote island (part of the Yaeyama Islands) is home to the Prionailurus iriomotensis, or in Japanese the Iriomote-yamaneko, or simply the Iriomote Wildcat. This nocturnal feline animal is endangered and there are an estimated 100 of remaining in nature. The Yamaneko Museum houses injured and rescued wildcats, which can be viewed via live video feed. Exhibits not only offer knowledge about this rare breed of feline, but also give insight to the other animals native to the island. Information in English is also available for tourists. Admission is free of charge and the museum is closed Mondays, on national holidays, and on Okinawa Day (June 6).
〒907-1432 沖縄県八重山郡竹富町字古見689, Okinawa, Japan, 904-0021
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"Life on the Wildlife Side"
The Iriomote island (part of the Yaeyama Islands) is home to the Prionailurus iriomotensis, or in Japanese the Iriomote-yamaneko, or simply the Iriomote Wildcat. This nocturnal feline animal is endangered and there are an estimated 100 of remaining in nature. The Yamaneko Museum houses injured and rescued wildcats, which can be viewed via live video feed. Exhibits not only offer knowledge about this rare breed of feline, but also give insight to the other animals native to the island. Information in English is also available for tourists. Admission is free of charge and the museum is closed Mondays, on national holidays, and on Okinawa Day (June 6).
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