Raccoons: A Natural History

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UBC Press, 2002 - Raccoon - 200 pages
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Raccoons presents detailed information on raccoon evolution,physical characteristics, social behavior, habitats, food habits,reproduction, and conservation, as well as their relationship withhumans and many other topics. The section on distribution andsubspecies focuses on the raccoon's current range expansion, andthe material on their cultural significance demonstrates thismammal's unique status in different North American cultures.
 

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Raccoons like shiny things.Like metal,silver,aluminum,foil. Raccoons are cute like baby bears.

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I adore raccoons, and although I guess this book is dry and simply full of facts, that's how I believe books on the subject really should be. This book is not for the casual reader, but for the researcher who actually wants to know more about the animal and less about the fantasy story behind them.
I wanted a book to tell me facts and information about the raccoon and list many scientific studies and observations on this animal and that's exactly what I paid for.
 

Contents

Introducing the Masked Bandit
3
Raccoon Origins
9
Todays Raccoon Family
27
Form and Function
57
Distribution and Subspecies
75
Living Arrangements
91
Mortality and Disease
111
Reproduction and Development
121
Social Organization
135
Management
145
Raccoons and Humans
165
List of Scientific Names
177
References
181
Index
196
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Page 191 - Fritzell, EK 1978. Aspects of raccoon (Procyon lotor) social organization. Canadian Journal of Zoology 56:260- 271 . Gehrt, SD, and EK.

About the author (2002)

Samuel I. Zeveloff is author of Mammals of theIntermountain West (1988). He is department chair and a professorof zoology at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

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