They live an average of four yrs.in the wild,but can live up to 13 to 14 years old breeding occurs feb. To March
They have a distinctive black” mask” around the eyes and black rings around the tail and can weigh from 7- 20kg.
Raccoons are inactive for about four months of the winter during mild winters they become active
Only males have territories and they overlap with other males. Witch leads to fighting over “females “and territories young raccoons how disperse they must establish their own territories.
They eat fruits,berries,nuts,seeds,insects,garbage,frogs,birds,crayfish,grubs and larvae.
They are normally nocturnal. However during breeding they are active at day time unless they been disturbed in there resting area could be a sign of illness or disease