7 Unique And Charming Animals You Can Only Find On One Particular Island

A large island, Hokkaido in Japan is home to seven unique kinds of animal. These charming little creatures cannot be found anywhere else on Earth.
1. Ezo Momonga

The adorable ezo momonga is a type of flying squirrel unique to Hokkaido. It has huge, dark eyes and little paws.

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

2. Iizuna

The Iizuna, or least weasel, belongs to a sub-species that prefers the northern climates of Hokkaido, Siberia and northern Scandinavia. Unlike some other least weasels, this subspecies’ coat turns white to camouflage it in the winter.

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

3. Hokkaido red fox

The Hokkaido red fox is simply a sub-species of the common red fox, but we really love foxes, so we won’t miss the opportunity to post a few more.

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

4. Ezo Fukuro

The Ezo Fukuro is a local sub-species of the Ural Owl. Unfortunately, these guys probably love to feed on some of the other cute and tasty animals in this post!

unique animals living on one island

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unique animals living on one island 12

5. Ezo Naki Usagi

The Hokkaido crying rabbit, or ezo naki usagi, is a local subspecies of the Northern Pika, an adorable critter that lives throughout northern Japan and northern Asia. It is said that this adorable critter was the inspiration for Pikachu, possibly everyone’s favorite Pokemon.

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

6. Shima-Enaga

The Shima-Enaga is a type of long-tailed tit that lives only in Hokkaido. Unlike the Northern long-tailed tits in the rest of Japan, this one doesn’t have brown “eyebrows” – its face is completely white.

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

7. Hokkaido red squirrel

The Eurasian red squirrel is spread far and wide throughout Asia and Europe, but Hokkaido has its own subspecies and is the only place in Japan where these squirrels can be found.

unique animals living on one island

unique animals living on one island

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