A cherry tree in Matsuda, Japan. Photo: AP

Japan’s cherry blossoms under threat from hungry rats who can’t find acorns in its southern islands

  • The Ryukyu long-haired rats are only found on the southern islands of Amami-Oshima and Tokunoshima
  • They are dying out due to a decline in acorn crops, deforestation and the development of the islands
Topic |   Japan
A cherry tree in Matsuda, Japan. Photo: AP
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