Yōkai (妖怪, ghost, phantom, strange apparition) are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. The word yōkai is made up of the kanji for "bewitching; attractive; calamity" and "apparit...
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Round of a-paws for Selka, who just raised her first rescued pup!
Giant Otter
The giant otter the largest member of the Mustelidae family, it measures up to 180 cm long and can weigh up to 34 kg.
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Otter Pups Swim Lesson
If you've spent any time watching the Zoos North American river otters or our Asian small-clawed otters, you've probably noticed that otters seem almost at home in the water as most fish.
Hand in hand with otter in japanese zoo
In a japanese zoo you can hold hand with an otter. Cuuuuuute.....
Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki
Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki (今昔画図続百鬼, "The Illustrated One Hundred Demons from the Present and the Past") is the second book of Japanese artist Toriyama Sekien's famous Gazu Hyakki Yagyō series, publ...
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Aosaginohi, or Aosagibi (青鷺火, "blue heron fire") is a phenomenon illustrated by Toriyama Sekien in his Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki. It depicts a night heron with a mysteriously illuminated body.
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Hone-onna (骨女, literally: bone woman) is a being from Japanese legends. In some versions, it is thought to be a female yōkai who kills men by extracting their lifeforce or by grabbing their hands ...
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Zashiki warashi (座敷童/座敷童子, zashiki warashi), sometimes also called Zashiki bokko (座敷ぼっこ, zashiki bokko, sitting room basking), is a yōkai, stemming from Iwate Prefecture. It is similar...
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Tosa Obake Zōshi
The Tosa Obake Zōshi is a Japanese yōkai emaki. Set in the Tosa Province (now Kōchi Prefecture), and 16 sections about yōkai in total, its creation period has been determined to be from the Edo period...
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Susuwatari (Japanese ススワタリ,煤渡り; "wandering soot"), also called Makkuro kurosuke (真っ黒黒助; "pitch-black assistant"), is the name of a fictitious yōkai which was devised by Hayao Miyazaki, drawn by Studio...
Azukiarai (小豆洗い, azuki bean washing), or Azukitogi (小豆とぎ, azuki bean grinding), is a ghostly phenomenon in Japanese folklore, in which a mysterious noise that sounds like azuki beans being was...
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Abura-sumashi (油すまし, "Oil Presser") is a creature from the folklore of Amakusa in Kumamoto prefecture. This spirit, which surprises people on the Kusazumigoe mountain pass, is thought to be the gh...
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The Ushi-Oni (牛鬼, Ox Oni (demon)), or gyūki, is a creature which appears in the folklore of Japan. There are various kinds of ushi-oni, all of them some sort of monster with a horned, bovine head....
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The rokurokubi (ろくろ首, 轆轤首) is a type of Japanese yōkai. There are two types, the ones whose necks stretch, and the ones whose heads come off and fly around freely. They often appear in classical kaida...
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Kitsune (狐, [kitsɯne]) is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore; in English, kitsune refers to them in this context. Stories depict them as intelligent beings...
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Akateko (folklore)
An akateko (赤手児, lit. "red handed child") is a yōkai, or Japanese monster, from the folklore of Aomori prefecture, specifically in the city of Hachinohe. It appeared as an infant's hand hanging do...
Tenome (手の目, eyes of hand, or rather eyes on hand) is a Japanese mythical creature illustrated in the first book of Toriyama Sekien's series, Gazu Hyakki Yakō (画図百鬼夜行, "The Illustrated Night Parade o...
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Aobōzu (青坊主, Blue Priest) are a type of Japanese yōkai (folk legend ghosts) that appear in 18th-century artist Toriyama Sekien's book Gazu Hyakki Yakō.The aobōzu is depicted in the Gazu Hyakki...
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Yuki Jorō
Yuki Onna (雪女, snow woman) is a spirit or yōkai in Japanese folklore. She is a popular figure in Japanese literature, manga, and animation. She may also go by such names as yuki-musume "snow girl"...
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Abura-akago (油赤子, "oil baby") is a creature illustrated in Toriyama Sekien's Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki, as an infant spirit lapping oil out of an andon lamp. Sekien's accompanying notes describe it...
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North American River Otter
The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis), also known as the northern river otter or the common otter, is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to the North American continent found in and along its w...
North American River Otter - Wikipedia
Konjaku Hyakki Shūi
Konjaku Hyakki Shūi (今昔百鬼拾遺, "Supplement to The Hundred Demons from the Present and the Past") is the third book of Japanese artist Toriyama Sekien's Gazu Hyakki Yagyō series, published ca. 1781. ...
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Kappa (folklore)
A Kappa (河童, "river-child"), alternatively called kawatarō (川太郎, "river-boy"), komahiki (“horse puller”), or kawako (川子, "river-child"), is a yōkai found in Japanese folklore. The name is...
Kappa (folklore) - Wikipedia
Neotropical otter
The neotropical otter or neotropical river otter (Lontra longicaudis) is an otter species found in Central America, South America and the island of Trinidad.They are physically similar to the northern...
Neotropical otter - Wikipedia
Mujina (貉) is an old Japanese term primarily referring to the badger. In some regions the term refers instead to the raccoon dog (also called tanuki) or to introduced civets. Adding to the confusi...
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African clawless otter
The African clawless otter (Aonyx capensis), also known as the Cape clawless otter or groot otter, is the second-largest freshwater species of otter. African clawless otters are found near permanent b...
African clawless otter - Wikipedia