Animal of the day – 6/2/2011 – The Raccoon Dog

Raccoon Dog

The animal of the day is the Raccoon Dog. (Did you know: Your eyes deceive you! While they look very like a raccoon, these guys are actually a type of dog native to Asia!

They are the only members of the dog family that hibernate! In order to hibernate, they must put on a fair amount of weight, so these guys are infamous oppurtunists! They will eat basically anything, and they have to beacause if they don’t put on enough weight, they won’t ever wake up from their hibernation [death].

They are also the only dog species known to climb trees! Which they do to get fruits and berries!

 

 

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Laura
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 09:51:08

    this dog is crazy fierce! love this post

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