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Why are raccoons in the order Carnivora order?

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Why are raccoons in the order Carnivora order?

Raccoons:

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

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Chapter 6 / Lesson 27
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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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