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The raccoon sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a ...

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.

Raccoon Nation | Raccoon Fact Sheet | Nature | PBS


Feb 7, 2012 ... Life span: In the wild, a raccoon has a life expectancy of about 2 to 3 ... Barns have aided their northern migration, offering refuge from cold ...

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.

North American Mammals: Procyon lotor - Smithsonian


Procyon lotor. Raccoon Order: Carnivora Family: Procyonidae ... Coon, Northern Raccoon. Sexual Dimorphism: Males are 10%-30% larger than females. Length ...

Resource Library - Other Animal Information - Northern Raccoon


Raccoon Relatives The northern raccoon belongs to a large group of related mammals known as the Procyonidae family. Other animals in this family are the ...

raccoon | mammal | Britannica.com


Aug 31, 2015 ... The most common and well-known is the North American raccoon (Procyon lotor) , which ranges from northern Canada and most of the United ...

Facts about Raccoons | Raccoon Facts | Havahart US


Raccoons are highly intelligent and curious creatures, but they can also be a nuisance to any homeowner. These nocturnal mammals can destroy gardens, ...

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.

Raccoon Facts for Kids - NatureMapping - NatureMapping Foundation


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

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 »
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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) - IUCN Red List


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

Raccoon - New World Encyclopedia


Jun 17, 2015 ... Procyon lotor is the most familiar species and is known as the "common racoon," the North American raccoon, the northern raccoon, or even ...