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Raccoon, Northern Raccoon

Procyon lotor (Linnaeus 1758)

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Procyon lotor (Raccoon, Northern Raccoon) is a species of mammals in the family raccoons. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Nearctic, The Neotropics, and United States. They are solitary, nocturnal carnivores. Individuals are known to live for 252 months and can grow to 484.68 mm. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on arboreal (locomotion) and running to move around.

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EOL has data for 70 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of raccoon, northern raccoon. View this species on GBIF