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  Iriomote travel guide - Wikitravel
Iriomote (西表; [1]) is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands of Okinawa, Japan.
Public transport on Iriomote is rather limited, but most lodges on the island offer free transfers to/from the nearest port, and both Anei and Yaeyama operate free shuttle services timed to meet ferry departures.
Iriomote Kōtsū runs 5 services per day in each direction from Shirahama to Funaura (30 min, ¥390), 3 of which continue across the north coast to Ohara on the east (from Funaura 50 min, ¥670).
wikitravel.org /en/Iriomote   (1648 words)

  
  Iriomote Summary
The crested serpent eagle and the Iriomote wildcat are found in the island's forests.
Iriomote (西表島 Iriomote-jima) is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands and the second largest in Okinawa Prefecture after Okinawa Island itself.
The Iriomote dialect of the Yaeyama language is spoken by some on the island.
www.bookrags.com /Iriomote   (495 words)

  
 Iriomote Cat
The Iriomote cat is dusky or greyish brown, dark spots in dense longitudinal rows mark its body.
Iriomote cats are known to take fruit bats, fl rats, wild pig, night herons, quails, rails, pigeons, doves, scops owls, kingfishers, robins, thrushes, crows, box turtles, skinks and amphibians.
In 1983 the Iriomote cats began to attack domestic chickens at village houses.
members.aol.com /cattrust/iriomote.htm   (860 words)

  
 Iriomote Cat
The Iriomote cat is dusky or greyish brown, dark spots in dense longitudinal rows mark its body.
Iriomote cats are known to take fruit bats, fl rats, wild pig, night herons, quails, rails, pigeons, doves, scops owls, kingfishers, robins, thrushes, crows, box turtles, skinks and amphibians.
Hybridization would dilute the gene pool of the Iriomote cat and could be a disastrous long-term threat to the integrity of the species.
hometown.aol.com /cattrust/iriomote.htm   (860 words)

  
 Iriomote Cat
The Iriomote cat is only to be found on the small Japanese island of Iriomotejima and provides one of the most controversial debates in the speciation of the felidae family.
The Iriomote cat is considered either, a rare sub-species of the leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis iriomtensis) - a close relative of the leopard cat, belonging to the same genus but listed as a separate species as Prionailurus iriomtensis or as the sole member of a separate genus as Mayailurus iriomtensis.
The iriomote cat mainly inhabits the lowland coastal regions of the island which bring it into direct conflict with the islands human population.
dialspace.dial.pipex.com /agarman/bco/iriocat.htm   (260 words)

  
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The habitat of the Iriomote cat is dense mangroves, lowland rainforests, and sandy beaches.
On Iriomote Island, male cats fighting with each other is a common sight during the months of December through March and September and October, the months when mating occurs.
Although the Iriomote cat is endangered and the domestic house cat is not, the two are similar in ways.
www.freewebs.com /iriomotecat/AboutFrame1Source1.htm   (704 words)

  
 Iriomote Cat   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Iriomote cat is only to be found on the small Japanese island of Iriomotejima and provides one of the most controversial debates in the speciation of the felidae family.
The debate continues - however if the iriomote cat is eventually not classified as a sub-species of the leopard cat it must then be considered as one of the rarest and most endangered species of wild cat.
The iriomote cat mainly inhabits the lowland coastal regions of the island which bring it into direct conflict with the islands human population.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /agarman/iriomote.htm   (246 words)

  
 Iriomote Cat,Iriomote Island Cat,Iriomote Cat in Wild Islands
The Iriomote cat was first described in 1967 by Dr. Imaizumi of the National Science Museum in Tokyo.
The Iriomote cat is restricted to a single population.
Iriomote is promoted as a tourist location, with the Iriomote cat a major source of appeal.
www.indiantiger.org /wild-cats/iriomote-cat.html   (692 words)

  
 One of world's rarest wildcats tests Japan's resolve to save the environment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
IRIOMOTE NATIONAL PARK, Japan (AP) - The steamy, hazy jungle thrums with trilling insects, singing frogs and the steady gurgle of rushing water as we cut through thickets of head-high ferns.
Yet the elusive Iriomote cat is more than just an endangered species, it's a symbol of an about-turn in Japan's long-tortured relationship with Mother Nature.
One of Japan's southernmost points, coral-fringed Iriomote lies closer to the Philippines than to Tokyo and is known as Asia's Galapagos for its primeval tropical forests and one-of-a-kind wildlife.
www.cbc.ca /cp/science/061029/g102914.html   (1016 words)

  
 Iriomote │ Hirata Tourism Inc. Yaeyama's Tourism Leader
Iriomote Island is the second largest island in the Okinawa Prefecture.
It is often referred to as the “Galopagos of East Asia” due to its tropical/ sub-tropical jungle which covers 90% of the island.
It is over 400 years old as many are on Iriomote Island, and in the past this tree was prized by boat rowers for its rudder shaped roots.
www.hirata-group.co.jp /english/islands/iriomote/index.html   (1046 words)

  
 Lioncrusher's Domain -- Iriomote Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis) facts and pictures
The Iriomote cat occurs on the Iriomote Island of Japan.
The Iriomote cat's feet are slightly webbed as well, similar to the fishing cat, who also cannot sheath their claws all the way either.
Molecular investigation yeilds that the Iriomote cat is, at least, related to the leopard cat, separating from the mainland species about 200,000 years ago, at the time of the separation of the Ryuku archipelago.
www.lioncrusher.com /animal.asp?animal=52   (802 words)

  
 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Iriomote cat
Iriomote cats are thought to live for up to 15 years.
Iriomote cats have a dark brown long-haired coat with fl spots and rosettes arranged in longitudinal rows, which tend to merge into bands.
Iriomote cats appear to be restricted to lowland subtropical rainforest and are always found near water.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/41.shtml   (278 words)

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