• Males mate with many partners throughout one year, while females only have one. The female then raises the offspring alone and the male will continue to do the same every year.
  • Raccoons can run up to 15 miles per hour, even while climbing up trees! They can fall from a height of 131 foot (40 meters) and be unharmed. Raccoons are also able to swim very quickly; these are all great abilities that help them to escape after stealing food!
  • Raccoon poo is tube-shaped and generally two to three inches in length. People have compared it to looking like dog feces. It will often contain bits of undigested food. They often defecate in the same spot and then it builds up – this is called a raccoon latrine.
  • Raccoon’s behavior can be unpredictable and therefore they can be dangerous. Often though the biggest danger from a raccoon is that they can carry rabies, as well as many other horrible diseases.
  • Raccoons are trapped and killed by humans for their fur. Their fur is made into clothing such as coats. During the 19th & 20th Century, it was a symbol of status and coonskins hats were a method of payment.