Procyonidae

Morphology

Weight
between 3.9 and 9 kg

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Order
Carnivores
Family
Procyonidae
Procyon lotor
 

DIET

The raccoon is omnivorous and has a diverse diet: invertebrates, insects, worms and larvae. Protected from stinging by its thick fur, it also tackles insect nests.
 

Reproduction et lifespan

Mating takes place in January and February.
Gestation lasts 63 days.
One litter consists of one to three kits.
The raccoon lives generally for 3 to 5 years.
 

distribution

In Europe, it is found in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and all Caucasian countries.