The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

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Hokkaido is the largest island in northern Japan and home to some of the cutest animals you can find on earth.

Today we invite you to get acquainted with the seven most cute of them. Some are subspecies of more common animals, while others are unique species found only in this part of the world. But all of them are united by the fact that they are just outrageously cute!

If you are in Japan, be sure to make a trip to the island of Hokkaido — it is rich not only in cute animals, but also in stunning landscapes and rich culture.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

Ezo momonga

The cute Ezo momonga is a species of flying squirrel found only on the island of Hokkaido.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

Her big dark eyes and small paws are so pretty that she has become a local mascot, which can be seen on postcards and travel passes.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

Shima-enaga

This is a subspecies of the long-tailed tit, which lives only in Hokkaido. Unlike its northern relative, it does not have brown "eyebrows" — its face is completely white.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

Red Fox Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

This is a subspecies of the common red fox, but all foxes are real beauties, so we couldn't help but post this cute one here.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

Red Squirrel

The common squirrel is distributed almost all over the world, and Hokkaido is no exception.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

But Hokkaido is the only place in Japan where you can meet a squirrel in the wild.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

Ezo naki usagi

A crying rabbit from the island of Hokkaido — this is about how you can translate the name of this tiny animal.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

This is a local subspecies of the northern pika-a stunning animal that lives in the northern part of Japan.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

They say that this cute animal inspired the authors of "Pokemon" to create Pikachu.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

Lidzuna

The lesser weasel belongs to a subspecies that prefers the northern climate of Hokkaido, Siberia and the northern part of Scandinavia. Unlike other subspecies of weasel, the skin of this animal turns white in winter, which allows it to hide from predators.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

Ezo fukuro

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

It is a local subspecies of the long-tailed owl.

The 7 cutest animals from Hokkaido

Unfortunately, these guys like to eat other cute little animals from our post!

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