Facts About Raccoons


  • The record life span for a captive raccoon is 21 years
  • Raccoons will over-eat when nursing.
  • Baby raccoons are called kits
  • According to the sioux, february has a “raccoon moon”
  • Raccoons can easily unlock doors
  • The heaviest raccoon recorded was 62 pounds.
  • The scientific name for raccoon is procyon lotor
  • The raccoon is one of the primary rabies carriers.
  • There is a fish called “raccoon butterfly fish”
  • The sony playstation game Resident Evil 2 takes place in Raccoon City, but it has nothing to do with raccoons at all.
  • Beavis and Butthead once caught a raccoon when they went couch fishing.
  • Raccoons have a keen sense of touch.
  • There may be as many as 8,000 raccoons living in large cities.
  • Raccoons never den more than 1,200 feet from a permanent water 
  • The name raccoon is derived from the indian name Aroughcun.
  • The Shirt Tails raccoon is named Rick
  • Raccoon rhymes with baboon.
  • If you give a raccoon a sugar cube, it will first try to clean it (as raccoons clean all their food before eating it). It will wash it and wash it until the sugar cube finally dissolves to nothing
  • There are 6 species of raccoon in north america.

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    Emmaline said,

    Hi there,
    I would like your permission to include the last picture on this webpage (the raccoon) in my school project,it is a picture story book that will not get professionally published, just printed and bound by me, for school purpouses only.
    If you could write back to me on my yahoo email adress ASAP that would be greatly appreciated. =)


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