Procyonidae

Morphology

Weight
between 6 and 10 kg
Height
from 35 to 40 cm at withers
Length

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Order
Carnivores
Family
Procyonidae
Nytereutes procyonide

diet

The raccoon dog is omnivorous.
On land it hunts: insects, small rodents, amphibians, birds, eggs and fish that it catches in lakes and rivers.
 

distribution

The raccoon dog originates in East Asia. Previously it was only found in eastern Siberia, northern China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan.
Hunted intensively for its fur, it was introduced to Europe between 1927 and 1957.
 

Reproduction

Mating takes place at the end of winter between January and March.
After a gestation period of roughly 59 to 64 weeks, the female delivers a litter of 5 to 7 young.