Raccoon skulls have a short and wide facial region and a voluminous braincase.
The facial length of the skull is less than the cranial, and their nasal bones are short and quite broad.
Raccoons are noted for their intelligence, with studies showing that they are able to remember the solution to tasks for up to three years.
The diet of the omnivorous raccoon, which is usually nocturnal, consists of about 40% invertebrates, 33% plant foods, and 27% vertebrates.
Both share a comparatively dark coat with long hairs, but the Upper Mississippi Valley raccoon is larger than the eastern raccoon. The adjacent range of the Upper Mississippi Valley raccoon covers all U. states and Canadian provinces to the north of Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico.The slightly rounded ears are also bordered by white fur.Raccoons are assumed to recognize the facial expression and posture of other members of their species more quickly because of the conspicuous facial coloration and the alternating light and dark rings on the tail. Its grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur which insulates it against cold weather.Two of the raccoon's most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws and its facial mask, which are themes in the mythologies of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.It can range from 5 to 26 kilograms (10 to 60 lb), but is usually between 5 and 12 kilograms (10 and 30 lb).