Raccoon pictures that I've taken at my house.
Species: There are three species of raccoon. The most commonly knows species is the Northern raccoon. The two rarer species are the Cozumel Island and Crab-Eating raccoon.
Lifespan: A wild raccoon only lives 2-4 years.
Size & Weight: Raccoons are generally about 20-36 inches long and 10-30 lb
Habitat: Raccoons are highly adaptable animals but prefer woodlands, marshes, and meadows that are near a source of water. They prefer areas with trees for their nesting dens,a nd tend to avoid wide open areas.
Diet: Raccoons are omnivores and will eat fruit, nuts, seeds, insects, fish, worms, frogs, eggs, and whatever else they can find. Many times people even complain of them digging through their garbage for food!
Family Life: Raccoons are mostly solitary creatures. A mother and her young will have a relationship untill the young are independent enought o go off ont heir own. Sometimes the father will even stay around for a month or so after the young are born. ANother time raccoons will get together is during the cold months. In order to maintain body heat, they will den together. Once the weather warms up, they go their serperate ways again.
Raccoons give birth to one litter per year!
The largest raccoon ever recorded weighed 61 lbs!!