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North American Racoon

(Procyon lotor)

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Raccoons are nocturnal and omnivorous, feeding on fruits, insects, small animals, and human garbage. They breed in the spring, with females giving birth to 2-5 young. Raccoons are known for their problem-solving skills and adaptability.


They eat a variety of foods, including fruits, nuts, insects, small mammals, and human refuse.

The Raccoon (Procyon lotor) is a highly adaptable mammal native to North America. Known for its intelligence and dexterous front paws, it is often found in urban areas scavenging for food.


Raccoons have a distinctive black "mask" across their eyes, a bushy tail with black rings, and grayish fur. Adults weigh between 10-30 pounds.


Raccoons are found in forests, wetlands, suburban, and urban areas. They prefer areas near water and often den in hollow trees, burrows, and buildings.

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