FUN Raccoon Facts
The scientific name for raccoons is Procyon Lotor. Can you say Procyon Lotor?
Raccoons are the size of a small or medium dog. They can weigh between 15 and 40 pounds! That’s almost as much as you!
Raccoons have a mixture of black, gray, brown, and white fur. They have black stripes across their eyes and black rings on their long fluffy tails.
Raccoons are nocturnal. Nocturnal animals sleep during the day, and stay awake at night.
Raccoons are omnivores. Can you say the word, omnivore? It means they eat almost everything, including clams, frogs, mice, insects, fruit, veggies, plants, nuts, and even human food. In fact, humans are omnivores too!
Raccoons are not dangerous unless they are sick or protecting their baby raccoons. But remember, never try to touch or catch a wild raccoon! Watch them from far away for your protection and their own.
Raccoons like to live in forested areas near water, or any place that is near food and water. They build dens or find hollow trees to live in, and mommy raccoons raise their pups there in the summer and fall.
Baby raccoons do not get their black eye mask and tail rings until they are bigger. Baby raccoons are called pups.
Mother raccoons have 3 to 5 pups, and takes care of them until the next spring when they are old enough to be on their own.
Sometimes raccoons visit our very own neighborhoods in search of food! But don’t worry, you are fast asleep and safe in bed when they are eating their dinner. Remember, raccoons are nocturnal!
You have learned quite a bit for your first time getting know Raccoons! Keep up the good work, and keep your eyes out for other fun animals in nature to learn about!
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