Top 7 Cute Korean Animals You Never Know!

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Whether or not you are animal lovers, these cute Korean animals will melt your heart like an ice cube under the sunshine on a noonday!

If you don’t believe me, just look at these cute Korean animals and see for yourselves if you won’t fall for it!

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1. Raccoon Dog

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The Raccoon dog, also known as Nyctereutes procyonoides, belongs to the Canidae family, which includes dogs, wolves, and foxes.

It is a native species to East Asia, including countries like China, Japan, Korea, and Siberia.

Here are some facts about raccoon dogs:

  • Raccoon dogs have a distinctive appearance with a fox-like face and bushy tail.
  • They have a coat of fur that is generally brown or gray and often appears coarse and shaggy.
  • This animal is a highly adaptable creatures that can live in various wild areas.
  • Raccoon dogs are primarily nocturnal, meaning they are more active during the night.
  • They are omnivores and have a varied diet that includes fruits, insects, small mammals, and birds.
  • Raccoon dogs are good climbers and swimmers.

2. Korean Flying Squirrel

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The Korean Flying Squirrel is a cute tiny animal that glides through the treetops.

Here are some facts about Korean Flying Squirrel:

  • It has a large eyes, soft fur, and a furry membrane called the patagium that stretches between its front and hind limbs, serve as a parachute and help it to glide between trees.
  • Korean flying squirrel is a cute nocturnal animals.

3. Least Weasel

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The Least Weasel can be found in the sub-alpine areas of the northeastern and northwestern of North Korea and also the northern side of South Korea.

Here are some facts about Least Weasel:

  • The Least Weasel has a slender and elongated body, short legs, and a relatively short tail.
  • Its fur coloration varies with the seasons, typically brown in the warmer months and white in winter, helping it blend into its surroundings.
  • Least Weasels are highly active and agile predators.
  • They are excellent hunters and feed primarily on small mammals such as voles, mice, and even small birds.
  • Due to their small size, they can pursue prey into burrows and other confined spaces.
  • Least Weasels have a high reproductive rate, with females capable of giving birth to multiple litters of young (kits) each year.
  • Least Weasels are primarily nocturnal, meaning they are most active during the night.
  • They are solitary animals and are known for their territorial behavior.

4. Jeju Horse

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The Jeju Horse, also known as the Jeju Pony, is a small, sturdy horse breed native to Jeju Island, which is located off the southern coast of South Korea.

Here are some facts  about the Jeju Horse:

  • Jeju Horses are small to medium-sized, standing around 10 to 12 hands high (about 40 to 48 inches or 102 to 122 cm at the withers).
  • They have a compact and muscular build, well-suited for the challenging terrain of Jeju Island.
  • This animal serve as a symbol of Jeju Island unique cultural heritage.

5. Dhole

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Dhole is a mountain wolf that live in mountain areas.

This creatures are wonderful communicators and also have a huge strength to conquer the nature.

Here are some facts about Dhole:

  • Dholes are highly social animals and live in packs.
  • Dholes are known for their cooperative hunting behavior.
  • The social structure within a pack is well-organized, with a clear hierarchy.
  • Dholes are carnivorous and primarily prey on medium-sized ungulates such as deer and wild boar.
  • Dholes are currently listed as Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

As for its appearance, the dhole has been described as possessing the physical features of a red fox and a gray wolf.

Dholes are also extremely athletic as they are fast runners, impressive jumpers and excellent swimmers.

The dhole is a highly sociable animal, living in large clans and not in packs.

However, the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) has listed the Dhole as an endangered species with an estimation of fewer than 2,500 adults.

In 2016, Sooam Biotech, a Korean company was reported to have attempted to clone the Dhole by using dogs as surrogate mothers in order to conserve this species.

6. Amur Leopard Cat

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The Korean Amur Leopard Cat, scientifically known as Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus, is pint sized cute cats with a sharp instinct and spotted coat.

Here are some facts about the Korean Amur Leopard Cat:

  • Leopard cats, in general, are small to medium-sized wild cats.
  • The Korean Amur Leopard Cat has a distinctive appearance with a coat that features spots and rosettes, similar to larger leopard species.
  • These cats may be small, but their striking appearance and elusive nature make them a fascinating addition to the mosaic of Korea’s diverse fauna.
  • Amur Leopard Cats are nocturnal creatures.
  • Just like a cat, they are solitary animals and are known for their elusive nature, making them challenging to observe in the wild.

7. Korean Jindo Dog

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The Korean Jindo Dog is a breed of hunting dog originating from Jindo Island in South Korea. 

Here are some facts about Korean Jindo dog: 

  • Loyal and intelligent
  • Independent and have a sharp instinct
  • It has a double coat with a straight and dense outer coat and a soft undercoat.
  • National treasure in South Korea

Anyway, you can find some of these wonderful animals in Everland ZootopiaSeoul Grand ZooSamjung The Park or Daejeon O-World.

That’s it guys and gals!

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