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The Raccoon is a type of Friend that has made appearances in all Kemono Friends media to date.
Raccoon has brown eyes with silver gray hair that fades to white towards the bottom, while at the front her hair turns black, with a white line in between and a white spot in the middlemost bang. She has two rounded animal ears and a ringed long tail befitting her species. She wears a lavender shirt with puffed sleeves and a white fur collar with a black bow tie. Her long black and white gradient gloves matches the lower part of her outfit, with a black short skirt, gray leggings that fade to white towards the bottom, short black socks and black loafers.
In Real Life
Raccoons are originally found across the United States, southern Canada, Mexico and northern South America, but have also been introduced to parts of Asia and Europe. They are bear-like mammals at about the size of a cat, with a thick layer of fur that ranges from gray to brown colors. Their most distinctive feature are the black mask across the eyes and their bushy ringed tail. Their paws have five fingers each, giving them a great ability for grabbing things and climbing. Those paws are extra sensitive, and they are the main tool that raccoons use to sense the world around them.
Common Raccoons are highly adaptable, found across multiple regions as long as a water source is available, inclining woodland areas, farmlands, suburban and urban areas. They make their dens in trees, caves, sewers, deserted buildings and houses, where they have been known to sleep for long periods of time when harsh, cold climates arrive during winter.
As an omnivorous species and opportunistic feeders, Raccoons feed on fruits, nuts, insects, rodents, frogs, eggs and crayfish, but they have adapted to eat what they can find in urban areas. They are active at night, and are solitary most of the time.
- Raccoons are very good swimmers and can stay in the water for hours, often hunting for food there.
- That extra sensitivity in their paws may explain some of their most peculiar behaviors, like individuals in captivity rolling their food in the water or rubbing their hands together when not holding anything.