Curious Animal Cafe Where You Can Pet Otters, Chinchillas And Hedgehogs

28LabPublished: November 13, 2017Updated: November 14, 2017477 views
Published: November 13, 2017Updated: November 14, 2017

Japan is known for this curious trend of animal cafes where visitors are allowed to pet the animals. Apparently, they took it to a whole different level by bringing small-clawed otters into the mix. The cafe already has 12 chinchillas and 50 hedgehogs, but the three newly-arrived otters completed the picture.

Cafes in Japan are engaged into a never ending quest to create the most unconventional cafes, so this shop in the trendy Harajuku district of Tokyo decided to push the limits by introducing small-clawed otters to their pet-loving customers.

This unique cafe offers customers a chance to touch, hold or play with these furry creatures, along with several other animals. Visitors can interact with the animals after receiving instructions and some help from the staff. Customers can purchase chinchillas and hedgehogs, but the otters are not for sale because they are designated as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List and their trade across borders is restricted under the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES.

Did you ever have the chance to touch and play with otters, chinchillas and hedgehogs? In Japan you have the unique chance to spend time with animals while drinking your coffee. How neat is that?

This new shop opened in Harajuku, Tokyo and started a new trend, being the home to hedgehogs, otters and chinchillas, how lovely!

The otters and chinchillas are very friendly with humans, so unsurprisingly these cafés quickly became popular and attracted the attention of the public! Would you like to drink your coffee accompanied by animals?

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