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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Raccoon Procyon lotor

Mammalia > Carnivora > Procyonidae

Names in different Languages

FrenchRaton laveur
SpanishMapache boreal, Racuna


Native to North America widely distributed in deciduous, mixed forests and due to its adaptability extending into urban areas. Nocturnal and omnivorous eating invertebrates, vertebrates and plants.

How to Identify

Its mask and the white rings along the tail are distinctive characteristics.

Where When to Spot

Can be observed in all larger parks around Montreal. Although nocturnal, especially during spring also active during day.



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2022-04-10Parc Angrignon
2019-04-13Parc de la Frayère
2018-04-01Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2015-06-07Parc Mont-Royal
2015-04-05Parc Mont-Royal
2014-04-12Parc Mont-Royal