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

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

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

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!

Tanu the TANUKI (Jpn raccoon dog)

A Tanuki, the Japanese Raccoon Dog, Is the Cute Animal of This Internet Moment

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…

PETA Attacks Mario Bros.

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…

The tanuki or Japanese raccoon dog 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. Compared with kitsune (foxes), which are the epitome of shape-changing animals, there is the saying that "the fox has seven disguises, the tanuki has eight (狐七化け、狸八化け)".

The tanuki or Japanese raccoon dog 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. Compared with kitsune (foxes), which are the epitome of shape-changing animals, there is the saying that "the fox has seven disguises, the tanuki has eight (狐七化け、狸八化け)".

Japanese Raccoon Dog...this is often times what you see on cheaper winter coats..."faux" isn't always "faux".

Japanese Raccoon Dog...this is often times what you see on cheaper winter coats..."faux" isn't always "faux".

"The Japanese raccoon dog, AKA tanuki..."

"The Japanese raccoon dog, AKA tanuki..."