Why are raccoons in the order Carnivora order?


Why are raccoons in the order Carnivora order?


Raccoons are North American mammals identified by their distinctive pattern of fur. They are stripped with ring-tails and a black mask across their eyes. They are distantly related to skunks and weasels.

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Raccoons are members of the order Carnivora because of their enlarged fourth upper premolar and genetic evidence that shows they share a common...

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Raccoon Adaptations: Lesson for Kids


Chapter 6 / Lesson 27

You might know of raccoons as a neighborhood nuisance, but are you aware of the amazing adaptations that they have developed in order to thrive in their environments? Learn about some of these adaptations in this lesson.

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