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 nocturnal animals that are most active at night-time. During the day they will often spend their time in the trees. They are mainly solitary animals with the only groups seen are of a mother and her young.
Racoons live close to a freshwater supply as they will often put their food in the water before they eat it.
Size: Depending on their location, Racoons can range in weight from just 1kg to a whopping 10kg! Males are larger than females with their body length ranging from 60 to 90 meters. Their tail can get up to 40cm in length and will help the Racoon balance while climbing in trees.