Raccoon

Raccoon

RACCOON

Procyon lotor

The Raccoon, also known as the Common Raccoon and the Northern Raccoon, is the largest member of the Procyonid family.  Native to North America, these animals are characterized by their black/brown ‘mask’ like patches over their eyes.

They are found in wooded areas near water.

Omnivores by nature, Raccoons eat fish, insects, fruit, nuts and vegetation.

Lifespan – Up to 20 years (Captivity)

IUCN Conservation Status – Least Concern

 

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December 10, 2014

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