Raccoon Dog

(Nyctereutes procyonoides)

Raccoon Dogs are members of the dog family, native to Eastern Asia and introduced into Europe. They are social animals that live in pairs or small groups.

FUN FACTS

Animal Class: Mammals.

Distribution: Eastern Asia and Europe.

Habitat: Forests, shrubland, grassland.

Diet: Small mammals, small birds, eggs, invertebrates, amphibians, fish vegetation and berries.

Appearance: Brown and blackish fur with rounded ears. 

Size: Approximately 50 to 65cm body length, 13 to 18cm tail length. Weigh approximately 7.5kg.

Lifespan: Up to 10 years. 

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

Population Trend

Stable

Threats

Roadkill, persecuted as pests, habitat loss.

Population

Unknown.

Did you know?

Racoon Dogs are most active at night!

See our Racoon Dogs!

We have two Raccoon Dogs at Ponderosa Zoo; their names are Elsa and Sven – can you guess the film they are named after? You can find them near the beach.

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