Facts About Raccoon Dogs

A raccoon dog is neither a raccoon nor a dog, despite its name, although it does belong to the canid family, which includes dogs, wolves, and foxes. 

Here are some interesting facts about the cute omnivorous creatures that may be found in forests, wetlands, farmlands, and cities.

There are two species of DRaccoon dogs, both of which are native to Asia.

The Japanese raccoon dog, or tanuki, Nyctereutes viverrinus, is unique to Japan. 

Tanukis have long been associated with Japanese folklore and good fortune. 

 These fabled tanukis, also known as "bake-danuk," are mischievous shapeshifters. 

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