Animal Facts

Interesting Raccoon Facts


Introduction - Raccoon

The raccoon, also spelled racoon and sometimes referred to as coon, is a primarily nocturnal North American mammal. This species is part of the procyonid family, along with the coatis, ringtail and several others who closely resemble raccoons. They are considered omnivores (meat and plant eating) although they will eat almost anything. A little known fact about raccoons is that although they spend a lot of time in their dens during the winter months, they don't actually hibernate. The information below is meant to give an overview of raccoons including why many raccoons don't live past two, when and how they reproduce, what diseases they carry as well as more interesting facts. Please see the list of interesting Raccoon facts below; written for both kids and adults.

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