do raccoons hibernate
A raccoon does not hibernate in the typical sense of the word. Raccoons do not sleep all winter like bears but will stay in their dens during extended times of cold weather.
Yes, raccoons hibernate. Before they hibernate in the winter, they eat a lot to gain weight because during hibernation they will lose almost half of their body weight.
Yes, raccoons that live in the colder regions of North and South America do hibernate during the winter. Learn more here: http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312800/raccoon.htm.