These Adorable Squirrels Can Only Be Found On One Japanese Island
If you are anything like us, you cannot get enough of cute animal stories, so here are a new one.
Squirrels in general are cute, but if you think the classic tree squirrel isn’t bad, take a look at these adorable flying squirrels native to Japan.
The Ezo Momonga are some of the most adorable squirrels in existence. They are not exactly the easiest animals to come across in everyday life. Their faces and eyes make them stand out and they almost resemble cartoons.
They can only be found in one place in the whole world: Hokkaido, a Japanese island.
Ezo Momonga are shy creatures, so even if you do make it to Hokkaido (you lucky dog), it may take some patience to actually find them. They like their alone time, and they aren’t very curious by nature.
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Their hesitancy to come out does make it hard to get pictures — but it’s not impossible. They are adorably chubby, especially since they have such tiny ears and hands and feet in comparison.
Those who cannot pronounce Ezo Momonga can simply refer to them as Japanese dwarf flying squirrels. They are nocturnal and only fly when they are moving from tree to tree.
The squirrels are too small to encounter any sort of natural predator. They are not endangered in any way. Hopefully, they will remain on the ‘least endangered’ list for the foreseeable future (where they belong).