Romi explains the habits of the crab-eating raccoon:

Poster idea!

Create a poster to compare the crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) with its North American cousin, the common raccoon (Procyon lotor) … something like this:

Use the Candid Animal Cam video to help you answer questions about the crab-eating raccoon. Research the common raccoon in your school library, local library, or on the Internet with parental or teacher supervision.

Ideas for your poster:

  • Include an illustration or photograph of each type of raccoon.
  • Label your illustrations, pointing out interesting physical features of each raccoon species.
  • Write about the differences and similarities between the raccoons, such as what they eat, when they are most active, how many babies they have, where they live, how big they are, and if they live alone or in groups.
  • Add any other information that you think is interesting!

Get creative and have fun! Share your poster with classmates, friends, and parents.

Romi’s acknowledgements:

Special thanks to Rewilding Argentina for sharing their footage with us.

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