Raccoon in the city
Raccoons are the most common species of animal found in cities and towns.
Raccoons living in a basement
Many raccoons live in manmade structures such as attics and barns.
Raccoon in a hollow tree
Since raccoons do not make their own nests and habitats, hollow trees are common nesting spots for them.
Types of Diet: what they eat
Raccoons are omnivores
Raccoons mate any time between January, and March. They do not mate for life though. Four to five months after their birth, the baby raccoons, or "kits," leave their mothers to live their own solitary lives alone. It is uncommon for raccoons to live in the same nest as other raccoons, although sometimes, a male raccoon will live with several other female raccoons.
How they move
Raccoons, like most mammals, move in a variety of ways. They walk on four paws, and are good climbers. They can also swim, even though they are reluctant to do so unless they can feel the bottom of the lake or body of water.
Who are the Predators an how they Protect Themselves
Size and Weight
The size and weight of Raccoons, like many other mammals can vary a lot depending on the gender, and geographic location of the animal. They usually are between twelve and twenty-two pounds. The length of an average raccoon can range from anywhere between 24 to 38 inches.