Question: Do tanuki live in Hokkaido?

Raccoon dogs (Tanuki) are mostly found in eastern Asia such as in Japan, China, Korea and Manchuria. This animal is also native to southeastern Siberia in Russia. Hokkaido, Kyushu, Honshu, Shikoku, Sado Island and Awaji Island are the main territories where they live as a wild animal.

Are there tanuki in Hokkaido?

The raccoon dogs from Hokkaido are sometimes recognized as a different subspecies from the mainland tanuki as Nyctereutes procyonoides albus (Hornaday, 1904) (or N. viverrinus albus if recognized as a distinct species).

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