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.

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.

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

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

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.

Raccoon Dog - The Night Wanderer

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

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

Japanese Raccoon Dog. The raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides, is indigenous to East Asia.  It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family. Among the Canidae, the raccoon dog shares the habit of regularly climbing trees only with the North American gray fox, another basal species. The raccoon dog is named for its resemblance to the raccoon (Procyon lotor), to which it is not closely related.

Japanese Raccoon Dog. The raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonoides, is indigenous to East Asia. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family. Among the Canidae, the raccoon dog shares the habit of regularly climbing trees only with the North American gray fox, another basal species. The raccoon dog is named for its resemblance to the raccoon (Procyon lotor), to which it is not closely related.

Raccoon dog - also known as the magnut[2] or tanuki, is a canid indigenous to East Asia. It is the only extant species in the genus Nyctereutes. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family. Among the Canidae, the raccoon dog shares the habit of regularly climbing trees

Raccoon dog - also known as the magnut[2] or tanuki, is a canid indigenous to East Asia. It is the only extant species in the genus Nyctereutes. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family. Among the Canidae, the raccoon dog shares the habit of regularly climbing trees

Japanese Raccoon Dog(Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus) ホンドタヌキ

Japanese Raccoon Dog(Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus) ホンドタヌキ

An unusually small wood netsuke of a tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) Early 19th century

An unusually small wood netsuke of a tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) Early 19th century

Bonhams : A wood netsuke of a tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, 19th century

Bonhams : A wood netsuke of a tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, 19th century

A wood netsuke of a tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, 19th century

A wood netsuke of a tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) By Kokei, Kuwana, Ise Province, 19th century

アライグマとタヌキの見分け方 | How to identify between raccoon and japanese raccoon dog…

アライグマとタヌキの見分け方 | How to identify between raccoon and japanese raccoon dog…

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