7493, RACCOON SITTING 12"H are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
The raccoon (Procyon lotor), sometimes called the common raccoon to distinguish it from other species, is a mammal native to North America. It is the largest of the procyonid family. Three of the raccoon's most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws, its facial mask, and its ringed tail, which are themes in the mythologies of the indigenous peoples of the Americas relating to the animal. The raccoon is noted for its intelligence, being able to remember the solution to tasks for at least three years.
The raccoon is a bear-like mammal of medium size. Its fur is gray to brown, with a black mask surrounding its eyes and white fur on the outside of the mask, around its nose, and a stripe running from its nose to its forehead. It has a ringed, bushy, tail and five toes of each of its black paws. Its paws resemble human hands to some extent. Their toes, being flexible, help them to grab, hold and pull things apart. The raccoon is an excellent climber and is able to descend a tree face first or backward.
The raccoon is a native of North America and lives throughout the United States, as well as parts of Mexico, Canada, and the north of South America. In the 20th century it was introduced elsewhere in the world and now is common in Russia, Germany, and Japan. Raccoons are able to live in a wide range of habitats from cold grasslands to warm, tropical areas. They need to be close by water and prefer to inhabit the moist woodland area, but also live in farmland, suburban, and urban areas.
- The raccoon is a close relative of the bear family, though its scientific name means "washer dog" (Procyon lotor).
- Raccoons are smarter than cats but less smart than monkeys.
- Christopher Columbus wrote about raccoons and is the first person known to do so.
- A raccoon can rotate its hind feet 180 degrees to enable it to climb down headfirst from trees.
- "Raccoon," from the Algonquin Indian "arakun," has the meaning "he scratches with hands".
- A raccoon washes its food before eating it. If there is no water, it will rub off the debris.
- A baby raccoon will tweet like a bird or whine, and chatter when it is hungry or cold, or misses contact with a warm body.
- Raccoons will avoid eating tomatoes, due to the high acidic content.
- In Japan, following the success of Rascal the Raccoon, an anime series from 1977, up to 1,500 of the animals were imported for pets, some of them escaped and formed a stable wild population.
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