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Racoon dog

Nyctereutes procyonoides

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Fact File

Average size

51-69cm in length



Litter size

6-8 pups

life span

4-6 years in the wild

Raccoon dogs exhibit a diverse diet, including fruits, insects, and small mammals. Despite its name, it is not closely related to raccoons but belongs to the canid family.


These adaptable animals have a unique hibernation-like state in winter and are the only canids known to climb trees.

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Did you know?!

Raccoon dogs use vocalizations and facial expressions for complex communication within their social groups, displaying remarkable social intelligence.

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