7 of the most cute animals from the island of Hokkaido

Hokkaido is the largest island in the Northern part of Japan and home to some of the cutest animals you will ever meet on earth.

Today we offer you to get acquainted with seven of the most endearing of them. Some are subtypes of more common animals, while the other is a unique species found only in this part of the world. But all of them have in common is that they are just outrageously cute!

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

1. Ezo get

Handsome Ezo get is a type of flying squirrel, found only on the island of Hokkaido.

2. Her large dark eyes and little paws so cute, she became a local mascot, which can be seen on postcards and travel coupons.








10. SIM-Anaga

This subspecies of long-tailed tit, which lives only in Hokkaido. Unlike its Northern congener, it does not have the brown “eyebrows” — her face completely white.

11. Red Fox of Hokkaido

12. This is the usual subspecies of red foxes, all the foxes are real beauties so that we could not publish here this cute.



15. Red squirrel

Red squirrel is common in almost all over the world, and Hokkaido is no exception.

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

17. Ezo Naki Usagi

Crying rabbit from the island of Hokkaido — some way to translate the name of this krohotulki.

18. This is the local subspecies of Northern pika — the amazing animal that lives in the Northern part of Japan.

19. They say that this cute animal inspired the authors of “Pokemon” to create a Pikachu.

20. Lizana

A small weasel belongs to a subspecies that prefers the climate of Northern Hokkaido, Siberia and Northern Scandinavia. Unlike other subspecies of weasels, the skin of this animal is white in winter, allowing it to hide from predators.

21. Ezo fukuro

22. It’s a local long-tailed subspecies of the tawny owl.

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

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