Meet Tanu, the Japanese Raccoon Dog Taking the Internet by Storm -

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The Raccoon Dog, or Tanuki, is indigenous to East Asia. The raccoon dog is named for its resemblance to the raccoon, to which it is not closely related.

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Raccoon dog. So precious. And they're SKINNED ALIVE for their fur. PLEASE, GO FAUX FUR OR NO FUR!

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Tanuki / Japanese Raccoon Dog

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Although the raccoon dog resembles a raccoon, due to its shape, size and facial characteristics, it is very much a member of the dog family. It is considered to be one of the earliest species that other dog species have evolved from.

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Tanuki - Japanese Raccoon Dog, is a subspecies native to Japan. The animal has been significant in Japanese folklore since ancient times. The legendary tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting, but somewhat gullible and absentminded. It is also a common theme in Japanese art, especially statuary.

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The Natural World: Top Ten Mammals That Look Like Something They Arent (Part 2) Raccoon Dog - Eastern Asia

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