Japan's Nara Park issues feeding tips after more tourists get bitten by deer

Updated 2018-04-08 09:47:19 Xinhua

Faced with a growing number of injuries from deer bites, Nara Park in western Japan has begun offering tips for tourists on how to safely feed wild deer inhabiting the park.

Nara Park, with its free roaming deer, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Japan. The deer usually greet tourists with their calm demeanor, and even bow to visitors for crackers.

However, their docile demeanor could be deceptive. The number of tourists reportedly bitten by those deer is on the rise. In 2017, 180 bites were reported, up from 118 injuries in 2016.

As a result, the Nara prefectural government Tuesday set up a signpost in Japanese, Chinese and English giving instructions on how to properly feed the wild animal.

The tips include giving the crackers to the deer straightway without teasing them, and showing them both hands to indicate that there is no more food left.

The sprawling park covers 660 hectares and receives millions of visitors every year. The deer in the park are protected as national treasures.

See Also

Travel Videos

Photo Gallery

Worship Season in Lhasa

Lhasa, capital city of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, has entered the worship season. Buddhists from across Tibet come to the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple for worship.

Hello Kitty Theme Park Opens in Zhejiang

The first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan officially opened on Thursday, the first day of the year in the Anji county, Huzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords