Northern Raccoon
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora Family: Procyonidae Genus: Procyon
Species: Procyon lotor
Native only to the Americas, the Common Raccoon is nocturnal and solitary except when breeding or caring for its young. An accomplished climber, it can ascend a tree of any size and is able to come down backward or... More » · More images »


ræˈkuːn/, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, ...

Northern raccoon videos, photos and facts - Procyon lotor | ARKive

Learn more about the Northern raccoon - with amazing Northern raccoon videos, photos and facts on ARKive.

ADW: Procyon lotor: INFORMATION

Raccoons are found across southern Canada, throughout most of the United States, and into northern South America. They have been introduced to parts of ...

Procyon lotor (Northern Raccoon)

Range Description: Originally a North and Central American species, occurring from the Canadian prairies southwards across the United States (except for parts  ...

Raccoon Nation ~ Raccoon Fact Sheet | Nature | PBS

Feb 7, 2012 ... Size and Weight: The adult raccoon is a medium-sized mammal and the ... Barns have aided their northern migration, offering refuge from cold ...

Raccoon Facts for Kids - NatureMapping

Northern Raccoon (Procyon lotor). distribution map What they look like: Raccoons are distinguished by a black mask across the eyes and bushy tail with  ...

ITIS Standard Report Page: Procyon lotor

Genus, Procyon Storr, 1780 – raccoons. Species, Procyon lotor (Linnaeus, 1758) – Raccoon, northern raccoon, Mapache común, common raccoon, raton laveur.

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The most common and well-known is the North American raccoon (Procyon lotor) , which ranges from northern Canada and most of the United States southward ...

Procyon lotor - National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian ...

Raccoons are among the most adaptable of the Carnivora, able to live comfortably in cities and suburbs as well as rural and ... Coon, Northern Raccoon .

Popular Q&A
Q: Where do northern raccoon live?
A: Almost all of the United States, southern Canada, and northern Mexico. Read More »
Q: Where do northern raccoons come from?
A: the north. the north. Read More »
Q: At what point is it legal for me to shoot a raccoon in northern c...
A: whenever they become a nuisance you can shoot it. and you dispose of the body by just putting it in a trash bag and ca; the city hall to pick it up. Read More »
Q: What nocturnal animal in northern New Jersey fights raccoons and ...
A: It could be a barred owl. Read More »
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Raccoons, Raccoon Pictures, Raccoon Facts - National Geographic

Raccoons in the northern parts of their range gorge themselves in spring and summer to store up body fat. They then spend much of the winter asleep in a den.