Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Procyon lotor
Location: Nest in hollow oaks in woods; prowl yard at night
Studies have shown that raccoons are able to remember the solution to tasks up to three years later. Raccoons are omnivorous and usually nocturnal, and their diet consists of about 40% invertebrates, 33% plant foods and 27% vertebrates.
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Genus: Procyon (raccoon)
Family: Procyonidae (raccoons, coatis, kinkajous, ringtails…)
Order: Carnivora (carnivores)
Class: Mammalia (Mammals)
Phylum/Division: Chordata (Spinal chorded)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)