10 Crazy Facts You Need to Know About Raccoons

#8. They run at high speeds

They can run at high speeds reaching up to 15 miles per hour. They are agile animals that can climb trees and swim to catch their prey.

#9. They love cities

They love cities

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Raccoons love the city life cause they get access to food and shelter. Toronto is one of the heaviest raccoon populated city. In fact, there are 20 times more raccoons in cities than there were 70 years ago.

#10. They do not have life partners

Unlike other animals raccoons do not mate for life. In fact, a male raccoon attempts to mate with various females during mating season while a female raccoon mates with only one. Moreover, males do not raise their offspring, the responsibility falls on the mother.

 

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