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Nara deer “addicted” to rice crackers, lose weight with no tourists to feed them

The coronavirus is affecting the health of Japan’s deer population at Nara Park. 

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Deer in Nara Park outnumber visitors, display baffling summer gathering behaviour

Nara deer act mysteriously, even though there are fewer of them around than last year.

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Sakura cherry blossoms float on breeze, land on Nara deer in perfect hanami video

Heavenly hanami landscape plays out like a scene from a Ghibli anime film. 

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Nara deer leave park, head to station for food as tourist numbers tumble due to coronavirus

Videos show herds of deer galloping down streets and stopping traffic as they search for food. 

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Shikayose: The Calling of the Deer in Nara with acorns and a French horn

With thousands less tourists in Nara due to the Coronavirus, this year’s winter celebrations seem strangely more magical

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Shikadamari: The Nara deer summer gathering phenomenon that baffles visitors every year

Why do hundreds of deer sit together for an hour at this spot in Nara Park every evening in summer? Our reporter investigates. 

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Nara deer dies with four kilos of plastic in its stomach, tourists cautioned to feed animals properly

Increasing numbers of the nationally protected species are being affected by plastic bag consumption.

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