His home country is North America. Until the winter the racoon puts on a thick layer of fat from which he lives through out his hibernation periodes during the cold seasons. His tactile and olfactory senses are exellently developed. The raccoon got his popular name from the habit of dipping/washing his food in water. But we know, that he usually doesn’t do it in liberty. He swims very well, but avoids deep water. Raccoons are nocturnal animals. While the male raccoon is polygamous and mates with different females, the female mates with only one male.