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Procyon lotor

Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Although raccoons generally prefer plant-based foods such as seeds, berries, and nuts they are often seen feeding on things such as insects, fish, eggs, and small mammals if available
A Gaze, A Nursery or A Mask
Canada, Central America, Mexico & United States native. Most of mainland Europe Bahamas & Japan invasive
Habitat: Forest
Fun Fact
Raccoons get their name from the Powhatan word aroughcun which was recorded by John Smith on the same expedition he met Pocahontas. It is thought to roughly translate into “one who rubs, scrubs and scratches with its hands” in reference to how tactile they are

Under the current Government roadmap we are planning on reopening the week commencing the 12th of April for Zoo Tours and Meerkat Encounters. All other activities will resume from the 17th of May.

From the 12th - 18th of April we will have roadworks going on along the main drive. Please enter using the Honey Lane entrance if you have booked a date during that period. For directions click here.