• Species: Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
  • Offspring: 1-7
  • Habitats: North and Central America
  • Raccoon

The Raccoon is a nocturnal animal with remarkably good adaptability, its natural habitat is diversified and it subsists in urban areas, too. Raccoons have always been hunted in the United States for their fur, but neither this, nor the fact that many specimens are killed because of the damage they cause brought about a decrease in their population. Because of their valuable fur Raccoons were introduced to other countries, too, where animals escaping from farms – in Middle and Central Europe in the first place – established wild populations.

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