Scientific: Procyon lotor
Spanish: Mapache
Mutsun: SaSran

Diet: Seeds, nuts, fish, frogs, invertebrates
Habitat: Forests, marshes, urban and suburban areas
Status: Least Concern

Bandits Or Just Well Adapted?

Raccoons are now common in urban areas, attracted to the availability of food found in our gardens, garbage cans, and pet food bowls. These intelligent animals can solve complex problems, which helps them thrive in urban environments.

What features might help racoons succeed in urban areas?