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The raccoon is the most abundant and widespread medium-sized omnivore in North America.
Weight: 6.5 to 20 pounds; Head to body length: 18 to 28 inches; Tail length: 8 to 12 inches
Opportunistic, finding food on the ground, in trees, streams and trash cans
Highly adaptable, able to live in cities, suburbs, rural and wilderness
Range in the Wild:
Southern Canada, throughout most of the United States and into northern South America; introduced to parts of Europe and Asia and are now widely distributed there
Listed as Least Concern. Since the 20
century their populations have grown and range expanded.
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