Meet Tanu, the Japanese Raccoon Dog Taking the Internet by Storm - http://www.odditycentral.com/animals/meet-tanu-the-japanese-raccoon-dog-taking-the-internet-by-storm.html

Meet Tanu, the Japanese Raccoon Dog Taking the Internet by Storm - http://www.odditycentral.com/animals/meet-tanu-the-japanese-raccoon-dog-taking-the-internet-by-storm.html

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.

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. 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!

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.

Tanuki / Japanese Raccoon Dog

Tanuki / Japanese Raccoon Dog

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

Wikipedia: "The raccoon dog [...], also known as the magnut 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 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…

Wikipedia: "The raccoon dog [...], also known as the magnut 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 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…

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