Aoshima Island in Japan is only one mile long. There are no shops or restaurants but it is home to over 120 cats.


There are 6 cats on this island for every human. The island has become a popular destination for tourists who love cats.


However some locals are fed up with the cats because they steal food and make lots of mess.


Vocabulary: mile (n), to be fed up with something (phrasal verb), to make mess (v),

Story and Photos: The Metro


Discussion questions: Do you like cats? Do you prefer cats or dogs? Do you have any pets? Would you like to live on an island with lots of animals? If you could be an animal for a day, what animal would you like to be?