Tanuki

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Tanuki
Tanuki
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Conservation status
Unknown
Scientific classification
Domain Eukarya
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Canidae
Genus Nyctereutes
Species N. procyonoides
Species count by game
DnM PG e+ WW CF NL HHD PC
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Species count by type
Villagers Islanders Special Total
0 0 3 3

Tanuki are a species of character in Animal Crossing. Tanuki are frequently confused with raccoons in Western culture (and referred to as raccoons in-game) but are actually of the same biological family as dogs, foxes, and wolves. All Tanukis so far have been special characters.

Special characters[edit]

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Timmy and Tommy

Gender: Male
Role: Clerks at Nookington's (City Folk and Prior)
Owners of the Nookling Stores (New Leaf)
Birthday: June 7th
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

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Tom Nook

Gender: Male
Role: Worker at the town shop (City Folk and Prior)
Worker at Nook's Homes (New Leaf)
Birthday: May 30th
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

Other information[edit]

Real life Tanukis
In traditional stories, the Tanuki was said to have had the ability to transform leaves into gold. This may explain why furniture is depicted as a leaf overworld and why Nook's shop uses a leaf as a logo.