Fish - Eating Monkeys Catching Eye Of Tourists

 Fish-eating monkeys catching eye of touristsMore than half a century ago, wild monkeys living on southwestern Japan's Kojima Island drew attention for their habit of washing their food -- sweet potato at the time -- before eating it. Now they are under the spotlight for eating fish.

With 2016 being the Year of the Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac, locals are encouraging tourists to visit the island and observe the fish-eating monkeys as part of efforts to revitalize the area.

The uninhabited island 3.5 kilometers around in the Sea of Hyuga is located some 200 meters off Kushima in Miyazaki Prefecture.