Wildlife photographer Tanja Brandt captured these moments of intense affection.
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Japan seems to be a place with many special animal sanctuaries, such as the Cat Island. Another great sanctuary is the Zao Fox Village, where six different species of fox jump, play and beg for your attention (and food). For 100 yen (or 85 US cents), you too can come in and be surrounded by foxxy goodness. Some in Japan believe that foxes are sly creatures, the messengers of Inari Okami, the Shinto god of fertility, prosperity and rice.
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