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A Viral Otter Now Has Its Own Mascot That Is Also Incredibly Viral

Meet Chi-tanโ˜† again!

Posted on March 21, 2018, at 7:59 a.m. ET

This is Chi-tanโ˜† โ€” she is a baby Asian small-clawed otter from Akihabara, Japan.

ใƒใƒฉใƒณใ‚นใƒœใƒผใƒซใ‚’่ฒทใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใฃโ˜† ใกใƒใŸใ‚“โ˜†ใงใ™ใฃโ˜†

She serves as the sightseeing ambassador for Susaki, Kochi, and is also an active YouTuber.

@love2chiitan / Via Twitter: @love2chiitan

She is actually based of real life otter Chi-tanโ˜† who went super viral thanks to her adorable videos. So many people wanted to meet her that they made a mascot.


And so Chi-tanโ˜†, the otter mascot, was born.

่ผชๆŠ•ใ’ใง้Šใฐใ›ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใฃโ˜† ใกใƒใŸใ‚“โ˜†ใงใ™ใฃโ˜†

Chi-tanโ˜† posts videos of herself playing with locals.

ๅ‹้”ใ‚’่ฒทใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใฃโ˜† ใกใƒใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใฃโ˜†

People also send her sports equipment as gifts, which she makes videos with. These videos have gone super viral both in Japan and around the world.

ๅ€’ใ‚Œใชใ„ๆฃ’่ฒทใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใฃโ˜† ใกใƒใŸใ‚“โ˜†ใงใ™ใฃโ˜†

่ฒทใฃใฆ่ฒฐใฃใŸใƒˆใƒฉใƒณใƒใƒชใƒณใ‚’็ ดๅฃŠใ—ใฆใ—ใพใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€ใ€ ใกใƒใŸใ‚“ใ€ใ€ใงใ™ใฃ

็ญ‹ใƒˆใƒฌใƒžใ‚ทใƒผใƒณใ‚’่ฒทใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใฃโ˜† ใกใƒใŸใ‚“โ˜†ใงใ™ใฃโ˜†

Chi-tanโ˜† has also become a meme!

Chi-tanโ˜† told BuzzFeed News that otters have a lot of energy, so she's just trying to burn it off with exercise.

ใƒ›ใƒƒใƒ”ใƒณใ‚ฐใ‚’่ฒทใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใฃโ˜† ใกใƒใŸใ‚“โ˜†ใงใ™ใฃโ˜†

ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒœใƒผใ‚’่ฒทใฃใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใฃโ˜† ใกใƒใŸใ‚“โ˜†ใงใ™ใฃโ˜†

And she said she hopes her videos make people happy.

@love2chiitan / Via Twitter: @love2chiitan

You can follow Chi-tanโ˜† on Twitter and/or YouTube โ˜†.

@love2chiitan / Via Twitter: @love2chiitan

This post was translated from Japanese.