The James River Park System - Richmond, VA

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Procyon Iotor
Family: Procyonidae

Omnivore / Prey
Native to Virginia

Raccoon Factsheet

Common Raccoon


The common raccoon is a one of the most populous mammals within the James River Park System. Raccoons live in wooded areas and climb trees to escape predators.

Recorded activity in the James River Park

These curious animals may be the most ubiquitous animal in the park. They were caught on video at every camera location -- over and over and over and over..... But they are always fun to watch.

Raccoons like pawpaws from Science in the Park on Vimeo.

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