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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 is a Japanese raccoon dog, and he’s here to steal your heart. https://boredomtherapy.com/raccoon-dog/?as=538Steam&pas=113

Tanu is a Japanese raccoon dog, and he’s here to steal your heart. https://boredomtherapy.com/raccoon-dog/?as=538Steam&pas=113

PP:   "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

PP: "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."

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)".

Meet Tanu, the Japanese Raccoon Dog Taking the Internet by Storm - The internet is going crazy over photographs of Tanu, an adorable dog that belongs to a canine species called tanuki, also known as ‘Japanese raccoon dog’. Most Westerners mistake the tanuki for a raccoon or badger, …

Meet Tanu, the Japanese Raccoon Dog Taking the Internet by Storm - The internet is going crazy over photographs of Tanu, an adorable dog that belongs to a canine species called tanuki, also known as ‘Japanese raccoon dog’. Most Westerners mistake the tanuki for a raccoon or badger, …

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