Head-Body Length:55 cm
Identification:The common raccoon is grizzled gray and has a tail striped with brown and black rings. Its black facial mask makes this animal easily recognizable.
Habitat:Wooded areas, swamps, urban areas
Diet:Omnivore: frogs, crayfish, birds, eggs, fruit, nuts, small rodents, insects, earthworms
Reproduction:The mating season is in January and February. Gestation lasts 63 days, after which 3-7 young are born. The mother will keep her offspring with her until the fall. In captivity, common raccoons can live for more than 12 years.
Social Structure:Communal denning during the winter months is fairly common.
Behavior:Although they don’t hibernate, common raccoons are inactive during the winter. They usually live in ground dens rather than in trees.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:This is the most common species of raccoon. It is also a widespread carrier of rabies
|Other Names||Procyon lotor|
|Litter Size||3-7 youngs|
|Life span||in wild 2 to 3 years and In captivity 12 years|
|Reproduction||The mating season is in January and February. Gestation lasts 63 days, after which 3-7 young are born. The mother will keep her offspring with her until the fall. In captivity, common raccoons can live for more than 12 years|
|Colors||The tips of a raccoon's ears are also white. A brown-black streak runs down from its forehead to its nose. Its tail has rings of alternating light and dark fur. A raccoon's coat is typically light to medium gray|
Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Carnivora
Family – Procyonidae
Genus – Procyon
Genus Species – Procyon lotor