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  • Raccoons are native to North and South America.
  • They are nocturnal or active at night.
  • They are omnivores and will eat almost anything.
  • Raccoons are good climbers and swimmers.
  • Their mask reduces glare and enhances night vision.
  • They weigh between 12 and 35 lb.
  • Their body is 12" to 28" long.
  • Raccoons have few natural enemies.
  • Mating takes place in winter.
  • Litters average from 2 to 7 babies.
  • Baby raccoons are called "kits."
  • Raccoons do not hibernate, but may sleep several days during cold weather.
  • They are curious animals.
  • Their sense of touch and smell help them find food.
  • Raccoons should not be kept as pets.



The sounds we recorded vary from a soft chortle to a loud distress call. Click on the image to listen to the sounds. How many different sounds do you hear?

This little fellow was not happy to be on the scale and let us know about it!
Our masked critter is looking for his/her siblings.
Three of the raccoons were happy to climb out of the tree. One stayed behind.

Raccoon Tracks


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