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raccoons

raccoons

Homeland:
Widespread in North America, introduced into Central Europe
Food:
• Omnivores, meat and plants
Habitat:
• Wet forests, villages and cities
enemies:
Wolf, lynx, owl
Activities:
nocturnal
social structure:
inhabit a large territory in loose groups
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Raccoons have an extremely well developed sense of touch with a multitude of sensory cells in their fingers. They feel their food in crevices, cavities and under water. This gives the impression that they are washing their food.

The North American raccoon is the most well-known subspecies of raccoon. It prefers wooded terrain near ponds, lakes, streams and swamps as habitat. He is mostly nocturnal. Its diet consists of insects, small mammals, worms, crabs, snails, mussels and plant matter. It only "washes" its food in captivity, where it has no opportunity to catch aquatic animals.