tanuki means "Raccoon Dog" in English.
- tanuki Aren't Raccoons
- Raccoon Dogs of JapanIn Japan, raccoon dogs are Japanese, so the word tanuki usually refers to the Japanese Raccoon Dog.
tanuki may also be written as 貍.
- A bakedanuki 化け狸 is a tanuki that can transform into things and people.
Scientific name: Nyctereutes procyonoides.
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