Carnivora > Procyonidae

At the edge of

a forest stream or bush

Omnivorous, including fruits,

insects, birds, reptiles, etc.

Raccoons are members of the Procyonidae family,

and unlike the common raccoon dogs,

which are members of the canine family,

they are very good with their hands.

They have 10 times as many tactile nerves in their hands as humans.

To maintain this tactile sensitivity, they often rub their hands together,

which has led some people to believe that raccoons wash their food underwater.

They are excellent swimmers and use their sense of touch to catch prey underwater.