Sunday, 09 December 2007

Animal life on the island

By Thandiwe Mnyateli

Robben Island is not only home for the local’s livings on the island, but for animals too. On the island there are penguins, rabbits and bucks. Some of the animals started living here in the 17th century.

“There are people who lived on the island before the animals. The people would hunt for the animals causing them to runaway,” said Vuvu Mayongo.

People who live here now just love animals the way they are, because they don’t hunt for the animals.
“The animals are now free because there is no one hunting for them,” said Mayongo.

Animals are not fed by the people living on the island because they eat grass. Some locals say that it is nice living on the island with animals because they are not harmful.

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