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** Raccoon **
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For other species called raccoon in the genus Procyon, see Procyon (genus).
For other uses, see Raccoon (disambiguation).
Temporal range: PleistoceneâRecent
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California raccoon (/P. l. psora/), Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)^
Species: /*P. lotor*/
Native range in red, introduced range in blue
/*Ursus lotor*/ Linnaeus, 1758
The *raccoon* (Listen^i/rÃ¦ËkuËn/, /Procyon lotor/), sometimes
spelled *racoon*,^ also known as the *common raccoon*,^*North
American raccoon*,^*northern raccoon*^ and colloquially as
*coon*,^ is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. The raccoon
is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 40 to
70 cm (16 to 28 in) and a body weight of 3.5 to 9 kg (8 to 20 lb). Its
grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur which insulates against cold
weather. Two of the raccoon's most distinctive features are its extremely
dexterous front paws and its facial mask, which are themes in the mythology
of several Native American ethnic groups. Raccoons are noted for their
intelligence, with studies showing that they are able to remember the
solution to tasks for up to three years.^ The diet of the omnivorous
raccoon, which is usually nocturnal, consists of about 40% invertebrates,
33% plant foods, and 27% vertebrates.
The original habitats of the raccoon are deciduous and mixed forests, but
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