Northern Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Origin Across Southern Canada, throughout most of the United States and into Northern South America

Family– Procyonidae

Lifespan– About 5 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity

Diet Raccoons are omnivorous and opportunistic. They will eat fruit, nuts and insects, rodents, fish and birds eggs

Description– Raccoons are mostly recognised by their black mask across their eyes and bushy tail with anywhere from 4-10 black rings. Colours tend to vary from grey to reddish brown to buff.

Gestation– After a gestation period of around 2 months, the female will give birth to roughly 5 baby raccoons, also known as kits or cubs. They are born blind and death with both senses appearing within the first month.

least concern