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| Raccoons are among the most intelligent of wild animals.
They are most active at night and their nightly travels
depend upon where food is availabile and the prevailing
The home range of an adult male is about one mile in diameter,
although it expands in size during the breeding season.
Adult females and their young inhabit smaller areas, and one
male's home range often overlaps several females' home ranges.
Adult males tend to be solitary, but family groups are quite
social and will feed and den together into the fall.
As family units disband, raccoons become increasingly solitary.
Juveniles leave the area where they were bom between the fall
and spring of their first year and may travel 75 miles or more
before settling in a new location.
Breeding occurs between January and March, and peaks in February. Raccoons pair only to mate, and do not form long-term pair-bonds. Males will mate with more than one female and do not share in the rearing of young.