Momongas! Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

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 Via: iheartmomonga

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Habitat: Japan
Status: Least Concern 

I was an avid pokemon collector back in the dizzay. You name a holograph, I had it. Charizard? Got it. Snorlax? Got it. Bulbasaur? Uh.. DUH GOT IT. However, I never got this little fella who definitely resembles a Pikachu.

I first read about the Momonga or Japanese Flying Squirrel from one of my favorite sites Cuteoverload and I knew as soon as I saw those furry faces I just had to write a post on them. Yes, you can thank me later.

Momongas are nocturnal flying squirrels that during the day rest in holes in trees to display their epic cuteness. At night they “fly” around using their special gliding membranes attached to their arms. Glides of 160 metres have been recorded. Fly my way Momonga!!!

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  • Tricia

    Those are the fattest little balls of cute I’ve ever seen! I kind of want to see one fly.

  • Anonymous

    I am now obsessed with this blog. Goodbye facebook, you do not provide me with the same furry/amazing/bizarre fun. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS!!

  • Anonymous

    Thank God we just have regular squirrels in the US. I would feel so terribly bad if I accidentally ran over one of these critters!
    Too adorable!!!

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    there’s a post of these lil guys on tumblr that cites your blog that has over 20,000 reblogs! congrats!

  • CarlyB

    Thank you so much! I just added a new photo that should make you very happy :)

  • Angela

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! how did i ever even LIVE without looking at these pictures! i wanna take 1,000,000,000 of them home!

  • Anonymous

    omg i could just grab one and squeeze it until its little eyes pop right out of his mini little fuzzy head. these little hunneys just made my day

  • Andy

    Actually, there is a pokemon based on these little guys now. His name is Emolga: That being said… I really really want one of these.

  • Anonymous

    There is actually a Momonga Pokémon since Pokémon Black/White. 😀

  • Coco

    I SO want one of these lil’ fellas!!:D
    Thanks for the post!!
    Check out my blog..

  • Ella

    OMG! These little creatures are soooo precious!
    Where can I get one? 😉