The Most Kawaii Animals

The Most Kawaii Animals

There is nothing more uplifting thant watching photos of some cute animals ! Especially during those cold winter months. Although... have you ever tried a delicous bowl of hot ramen delivered straight from Japan to your doorstep ?

While our box is on its way to you, let your heart melt by gazing at all this kawaii !

I mean, look at this baby platypus, right ?! 


Baby Platypus


So, without further ado, here is our 2020 updated:


Top 5  Kawaii Animals


1. Hedgehogs


Cute Hedgehog


In Japan, hedgehogs (ハリネズミ) are called harinezumi (hari = needle, nezumi = a mouse) and so they often get the nickname Harry!

There are hedgehog cafes in Osaka (Cafe Harry Wood) and Tokyo (Harry Hedgehog Cafe) where you can kiss and cuddle a hedgehog. Hold this spiky and snuffly creature and rub its pink belly, but don’t be too pushy, as hedgehogs have their own personalities and temperaments!

It’s not just ZenPop that’s obsessed with hedgehogs, people all around the world are! Darcy The Flying Hedgehog has nearly 300,000 Instagram fans!

Disclaimer: We’re not experts on kissing hedgehogs, in fact, this article strongly recommends against it!


2. Sea otters


Cuddling Sea Otters
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Not only are sea otters super cute, but they are also super romantic! Sea otters become inseparable with their lover and eat, sleep and rest together. They will even hold hands while floating on their backs, so that they do not drift apart while they snooze.


3. Lovebirds


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Their name says it all! Lovebirds choose their partners when they are very young and remain together for the rest of their lives (about 15 years). The myth is that if a lovebird does not find a soulmate, it becomes depressed. So adorable!


4. Momonga (flying squirrels)




They can glide up to 90 metres ! Don't you just want to hold out your arms and welcome them after they've jumped from a tree ? Actually, flying squirrels are quite common in Japan's forrests, but you are most likely to witness them at night time, when they go out to forage for food. 


5. Fennecs




This little piece of kawaii is going extinct. A lot of efforts are being put into preserving its natural environment, the Sahara desert, and most importantly preventing people from hunting it. Can you even imagine someone wanting to hurt such a cute little ball of fur ?  


If you're looking for more cuteness, have a peek at our latest stationary pack, where we curate a selection of some of Japan's most unique and kawaii stationary items ! 


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