Baby Raccoon


Kars, Canada

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Though previously thought to be solitary, there is now evidence that raccoons engage in gender-specific social behavior. Related females often share a common area, while unrelated males live together in groups of up to four animals to maintain their positions against foreign males during the mating season, and other potential invaders. Home range sizes vary anywhere from 3 hectares (7 acres) for females in cities to 50 km2 (20 sq mi) for males in prairies. After a gestation period of about 65 days, two to five young, known as “kits”, are born in spring. The kits are subsequently raised by their mother until dispersal in late fall. Although captive raccoons have been known to live over 20 years, their life expectancy in the wild is only 1.8 to 3.1 years. In many areas, hunting and vehicular injury are the two most common causes of death.

Image taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Canon DSLR EOS 60D
ISO 400

Featured in:
Nature in its Entirety Group,
Closeups in Nature Group.
Peace, Love and Tranquility Group.
The Best of Anything and Everything Group.

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