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The raccoon, sometimes spelled as racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.


Raccoon Facts

Raccoon Facts

- Raccoon, sometimes spelled as racoon, is the largest of the procyonid family.

- The heaviest recorded raccoon weighed over 62 pounds.

- The raccoon is usually nocturnal and omnivorous, eating invertebrates, plants, and vertebrates.

- Raccoons are known for their intelligence, with some studies showing that raccoons are able to remember the solution to tasks up to three years later

. - The average life expectancy in the wild for a raccoon is only 3 years, although captive raccoons have lived over 20 years.

- The raccoon has a distinctive mask, similar to a banditís mask, which has enhanced the animalís reputation for mischief.

- A study showed that 60% of all sleeping places used by raccoons were used only once.

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