The raccoon is a predatory mammal. Omnivorous. Representatives of the genus are the inhabitants of America. On the territory of Eurasia and, in particular, in Russia, a single species has been introduced - the raccoon-raccoon. A striped raccoon as tall as a cat. The paws are short, with so developed toes that the footprints are similar to the print of a human palm. The raccoon can grip and hold objects with its front paws, including washing food. The fur of the raccoon is thick, brownish-gray.