Description

Raccoon Endocast Brain Replica measures 2.5 inches. Raccoon Endocast Brain Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Our precise brain can be used as a teaching tool, museum brain exhibit, home deor brain or office decor brain.

The raccoon or Procyon lotor is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 16 to 28 inches and a body weight 8 to 20 lbs. Its grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur which insulates it against cold weather. Two of their most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws and its facial mask.

Procyon lotor are noted for their intelligence, with studies showing that they are able to remember the solution to tasks for up to three years. Raccoons are probably best known for their black bandit like mask and ringed tail.

They are lively, nocturnal omnivores found from southern Canada to Panama. Their diet consist of crayfish, crabs, frogs, fish, nuts seeds and berries. They are also known to raid campsites and enjoy human food as well.

The original habitats of Procyon lotor are deciduous and mixed forests, but due to their adaptability they have extended their range to mountainous areas, coastal marshes, and urban areas, where some homeowners consider raccoons to be pests.

As a result of escapes and deliberate introductions in the mid-20th century, Procyon lotor are now also distributed across much of mainland Europe, Caucasus, and Japan.

Related raccoon or Procyon lotor females often share a common area, while unrelated males live together in groups of up to four animals to maintain their positions against foreign males during the mating season.

After a gestation period of about 65 days, two to five young, known as “kits”, are born in spring. The kits are subsequently raised by their mother until dispersal in late fall.

Although captive Procyon lotor have been known to live over 20 years, their life expectancy in the wild is only 1.8 to 3.1 years. In many areas, hunting and vehicular injury are the two most common causes of death.

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Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 2.5 × 1.7 × 1.2 in
Raccoon Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Procyonidae
Genus: Procyon
Species: P. lotor
Binomial name: Procyon lotor
Conservation status: Least concern – A least concern species is a species that has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as evaluated as not being a focus of species conservation. They do not qualify as threatened, near threatened, or (before 2001) conservation dependent.