One lucky visitor to a zoo in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan was treated to quite the show when she witnessed a raccoon standing on its hind legs and doing a little dance in anticipation of its next meal. Luckily for us, she was able to share pictures of the spectacle over a short series of tweets, one of which has been retweeted over 11,000 times in the last two days! Keep reading for your daily fix of cuteness.

Twitter user @niimi_OH was visiting the Kujukushima Zoological and Botanical Garden: Morikirara (九十九島動植物園 森きらら) in Sasebo, Nagasaki when she experienced an endearing dance performed by one of the zoo’s furry critters in the Raccoon Corner. Everything was normal until the little guys caught sight of food…then she noticed one of them behaving a bit strangely.

Inexplicably, one of them stood up on his hind legs and began doing an interpretive dance, all as if to say “Feed me!”

Even after changing location, he continued to rock on:

One raccoon begging for food is cute, but we’d probably feel differently if we were met by the following sight:


Hopefully our dancing raccoon friend got a treat in return for his stellar performance. Maybe he can start taking tips soon!

Source: Hachima Kiko
Images: Twitter (@niimi_OH), The eBestiary