Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54400

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Nyctereutes
Genus species:Nyctereutes procyonoides

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:50-54 cm
Height:20 cm
Weight:7.5 kg
Identification:The hair of the raccoon dog is long and brindled with black and brown. Its face mask, legs, and tail stripes are black.
Habitat:Forests and rocky banks near rivers and lakes
Diet:Omnivore: frogs, fish, rodents, acorns, berries, fruits
Reproduction:Raccoon dogs, which are monogamous, breed from February to April. Gestation lasts 60-63 days, after which 6-8 pups are born.
These canids live alone or in small family groups (5-6 individuals).
Behavior:Raccoon dogs are nocturnal. They build their dens among rocks, bushes, in a hollow tree, or burrow into the ground. This species doesn't bark.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Raccoon dogs are the only canid that go into a type of hibernation.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Asia Date:1974-07 Subjects:Raccoon dog
canine
Nyctereutes
Canidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals