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Common raccoon
(Procyon lotor)
walrus
Description
It is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. They are well known for their dark mask and ringed tail. Their grizzled pelage varies from gray to blackish. In winter a yellowish or reddish tinge may develop on the nape of neck. Albino, dark brown and cinnamon color phases are also known. Raccoons are noted for their intelligence and have extremely dexterous front paws.
Dimensions
They have body length of 16 to 28 inches, and a body weight of 8 to 20 lb.
Diet
They are omnivorous and opportunistic. Their common diet includes fruits, nuts berries, insects, rodents, frogs, eggs and crayfish. In some rural areas, corn is a large part of the raccoon's diet.
Habitat & Range
They inhabit moist woodland areas. However, they can live in farmlands, suburban, and urban areas. They can be found across southern Canada, throughout most of the United States, and into northern South America.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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