Racoons are the largest member of the Procyonidae family.
The black fur, across their, eyes resemble a mask, giving rise to their nick name, ‘The trash bandit’. Their fur is very dense keeping them insulated and protecting them from cold weather.
Raccoon’s are nocturnal animals meaning they are most active at night-time. They are skilled climbers and during the day they will often spend their time in the trees. Females will form groups with their young while males are mainly solitary. Their dexterous paws and clever problem-solving abilities make these animals very good at adapting for survival.
Racoons live close to a freshwater supply as they will often put their food in the water before they eat it.