Tiny Squirrels That Look Like Pokémon Can Only Be Found On Remote Japanese Islands


Irrespective of how hard you wish Pokémons aren’t real. But, here’s the next best thing: Japanese dwarf flying squirrels.


These flying squirrels can only be found on Honshu and Kyushu islands, remote locations in Japan. While there are about 50 different species of flying squirrels all over the world, these ones – recognized officially as Pteromys momonga – are one of only two ‘Old World’ species.


They’re slightly small, measuring out at between 14 and 20cm and weighing about 150-220g. Similarly, while other many other flying squirrels have one mating cycle annually, the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel has two.


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