10 Raccoon FactsHere is a list of
the top 10 raccoon facts you may not know. Some of these are
absolutely amazing. Some frightening! Read the
list and discover for yourself.
capable of achieving body masses made up of 50% body fat,
but it is mostly the animals in the cooler regions that achieve this.
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Their tails can make up 52% of their length, up to
Raccoons do not hibernate. During
extremely cold periods raccoons have been known to
sleep for long periods, but do not hibernate.
These critters climb with
great ease and are not bothered by a drop of 35 to 40 feet!
This is one of the truly amazing raccoon facts!
As well as being agile climbers, these animals are also very strong
although they are often reluctant to enter the water because without
swimming forces them to take on extra weight.
have a highly developed tactile sense. Their human-like
forepaws (complete with 5 fingers) are used to pick up food with their
front paws before putting it in their mouth. Just like you do. Here's more raccoon tracks.
These animals can live up to 16 years in the wild,
but most don't make it
past their second birthday. Did you know that a captive
raccoon was recorded living
for 21 years! Another of the truly amazing raccoon facts!
generally have one litter per year that typically consists of
4 babies. Although they can have 3 to 7. Sexual
maturity often occurs in females before they are one
9. Raccoon pelts have been harvested since
the colonial period. Although demand has diminished greatly,
the pelts may still be sold as imitation mink, otter, or even
seal fur. ( Did you know that raccoons are also eaten by some
10. These critters
carry many diseases, the worst of which is a microscopic
roundworm. It has been known to cause death and
blindness in humans. If you've had one of these animals in
you need to get it disinfected to protect you and your loved ones.
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