Raccoon Facts, Pictures & Information: Discover An Adaptable, Nocturnal North American Mammal

Raccoon Facts

The raccoon is a mid-sized mammal that is widespread throughout much of North America. It is a member of the carnivoran family Procyonidae, which also includes animals such as coatis and ringtails. The raccoon originally lived in forests, but this adaptable animal is today found in a wide variety of additional habitats, including urban environments.

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Gray Fox Facts. Discover A Common (But Elusive) Nocturnal American Canid

Gray Fox Facts

The gray fox is a small, omnivorous, new world fox species belonging to the family Canidae (the dog family). Sometimes known as the “tree fox” or “cat fox”, the gray fox is one of only two canid species that can climb trees.

Although the gray fox is fairly common, it is elusive and can prove difficult to spot in the wild. It is widespread across North and Central America and is found from southern Canada all the way down to Venezuela and Columbia.

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North American Porcupine Facts: Discover North America’s Second-Largest Rodent

north american porcupine facts

The North American porcupine is the second-largest rodent found in North America (the largest is the North American beaver). This slow-moving mammal spends much of its life in the trees, and is mainly active at night. Like all porcupines, the North American porcupine has a coat of sharp quills. The quills, which are actually modified hairs, serve as a defense against predators.

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Nine-Banded Armadillo Facts, Pictures & In-Depth Information

nine banded armadillo facts

The nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus is a mid-sized burrowing mammal with flexible, bone-plated armor covering its head, back and tail. The species, one of 21 living armadillos, is found in South, Central, and southern North America, and is the only armadillo regularly found in the USA.

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Bighorn Sheep Facts: Discover The Largest Sheep Native To North America

Bighorn Sheep Facts

The bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis is the largest wild sheep native to North America. The species gets its name from the massive, curled horns of the male, which are used to fight other males in order to establish dominance within a herd. The sound of the crashing horns of battling bighorns can be heard from up to a mile away.

This iconic North American mammal is usually found in rugged, rocky terrain. Its specially-adapted hooves allow it to traverse the steep cliffs and make leaps from ledge to ledge with apparent ease.

The bighorn sheep is the state mammal of both Colorado and Nevada, and the provincial mammal of Alberta.

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Flying Squirrels Facts: Meet The Gliding Rodents Of North America!

Flying Squirrel Facts

Flying squirrels are true squirrels, but they don’t actually “fly”. Instead these ingenious rodents glide from tree to tree, using a membrane of thick skin stretched between their arms and legs to slow and control their fall.

On this page you’ll find amazing facts on the three flying squirrels found in North America.

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American Bison Facts, Pictures & Information: Discover The National Mammal of the United States

American bison facts

North America has plenty of famous mammals: the towering moose, the nimble flying squirrel, the blisteringly fast pronghorn–but the most iconic by far is the American bison (scientific name: Bison bison). This huge mammal–the largest North American land animal by weight– is the National Mammal of the United States.

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Swift Fox Facts, Pictures & Information: Discover A Wild Dog Species Native To The Great Plains of North America

Swift Fox Facts

What Is A Swift Fox? The swift fox is a small fox found in North America. It inhabits grassland habitats in the Great Plains region. A member of the ‘true fox’ genus Vulpes, the swift fox is closely related to the kit fox with which it shares the southern parts of its range. Page Index …

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Kit Fox Facts, Pictures & Information: Meet The Desert Fox of North America

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What Is A Kit Fox? The kit fox is a small fox found in North America. It inhabits deserts and other dry habitats in the southwestern United States and Mexico. Like other desert-living canids such the fennec fox of Africa, the kit fox has large ears. These not only provide the fox with acute hearing, …

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