South Korean cafe features two live sheep

Thanks to Nature Cafe owner Lee Kwang-ho said business is booming as the Chinese Zodiac's Year of the Sheep approaches.

By Ben Hooper
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SEOUL, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The owner of a South Korean cafe where diners hang out with live sheep said business has been booming with the coming of the Year of the Sheep.

Lee Kwang-ho, owner of the Thanks to Nature Cafe in Seoul, said his two sheep moved into the cafe as a draw for customers about three years ago, but their popularity has recently spiked as a result of the Chinese calendar's upcoming Zodiac Year of the Sheep.


The cafe owner said many South Koreans are seeking to spend time around sheep during the year, and his business offers an easier alternative than traveling out to a rural sheep farm.

He said international visitors are also not an uncommon sight at the cafe.

"I don't know how this place was known to the world, but I had visitors from all over the world coming to see my sheep, from Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, even some countries I don't know well," he told The Independent.

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