The life of a Raccoon

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by elijahkinsale
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Subject:
Zoology
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The life of a Raccoon

The raccoons diet is mainly fruit, nuts, plants, crayfish, berries, rodents, and eggs.

The raccoons habitat in Arizona is commonly along lakes, and river courses.

A raccoons adaptions are, one of the few animals that have adapted to humans invading their territory. Raccoons have strong claws which help them climb.The raccoons are adaptable when it comes to finding a home.

The life of a Raccoon

Mating season for raccoons falls generally anytime between Janurary and June. Most females begin reproducing at the age of one.The female has a 65-day gestation period and gives birth to two to five kids, usually in the spring.

A raccoon can run up to sppeds of 15 miles per hour, they are also good swimmers and can stay in the water for several hours. The species can also make a variety of volcalizations such as hisses, whistiles, growls, and snarls.

The raccoon can average 24 to 38 inches and can weigh between 14 to 23 lb

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