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Senin, 19 Okt 2020 15:57 WIB

Rio de Janeiro - Pulau Furtada di Brasil dihuni oleh ratusan kucing liar. Akibat pandemi, kucing-kucing itu dikhawatirkan menjadi kanibal karena kekurangan makanan.

Cats rest near a shelter built for them by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Di sebelah barat Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, terdapat sebuah pulau bernama Furtada yang dipenuhi dengan kucing.  

Cats rest near a shelter built for them by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Pulau Furtada atau Pulau Kucing, berjarak 20 menit dengan perahu motor dari kota Mangaratiba.  

Cats rest near a shelter built for them by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Pulau tersebut dianggap sebagai Pulau Kucing sehingga banyak warga, relawan, dan turis yang datang ke sana untuk memberi makan ratusan kucing liar yang menjadi penghuninya.  

Cats rest near a shelter built for them by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Sayangnya, pandemi Corona membuat dukungan manusia berkurang. Sehingga, ratusan kucing di sana dikhawatirkan kekurangan makanan dan menjadi kanibal.  

Cats rest near a shelter built for them by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Selama bertahun-tahun, para nelayan memberikan isi perut ikan dan tangkapan yang tidak diperlukan lainnya ke pulang kucing, sementara orang-orang baik hati lainnya meninggalkan semangkuk air dan makanan kucing yang dibeli di toko.  

Cats rest near a shelter built for them by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Hal tersebut telah membantu ratusan kucing di sana untuk tetap hidup, terutama kucing yang baru saja terdampar dan tidak memiliki keterampilan seperti kucing lain yang lahir di alam liar seperti memanjat pohon untuk menyerang sarang burung.  

Cats rest near a shelter built for them by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Meski pemerintah setempat telah menetapkan aturan dilarang membuang kucing ke Pulau Furtada, tapi populasi kucing semakin bertambah banyak.  

Cats rest near a shelter built for them by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Beruntung ada sekelompok relawan yang bersedia menggalang dana dari pebisnis lokal. Mereka mengirim makanan dan minuman kucing ke pulau Furtada seminggu sekali.  

Cats rest near a shelter built for them by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Para relawan kucing itu membangun tempat makan dan minum kucing seperti dispenser yang terbuat dari pipa PVC.  

Cats rest near a shelter built for them by volunteers from Animal Heart Protectors on Furtada Island, popularly known as “Island of the Cats,” in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Volunteers are working to ensure the stray and feral cats living off the coast of Brazil have enough food after fishermen saw the animals eating others' corpses, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus pandemic after restrictions forced people to quarantine, sunk tourism, shut restaurants that dish up seafood and sharply cut down boat traffic around the island. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Dahulunya, pulau Furtada dihuni oleh satu keluarga manusia dengan kucing peliharannya. Namun ketika mereka pergi meninggalkan pulau Furtaba, kucing-kucing peliharaannya ditinggal di pulau tersebut.  

Foto Pulau Untuk Kucing Liar di Brasil
Foto Pulau Untuk Kucing Liar di Brasil
Foto Pulau Untuk Kucing Liar di Brasil
Foto Pulau Untuk Kucing Liar di Brasil
Foto Pulau Untuk Kucing Liar di Brasil
Foto Pulau Untuk Kucing Liar di Brasil
Foto Pulau Untuk Kucing Liar di Brasil
Foto Pulau Untuk Kucing Liar di Brasil
Foto Pulau Untuk Kucing Liar di Brasil
Foto Pulau Untuk Kucing Liar di Brasil