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Raccoons and Relatives: Procyonidae - Behavior And Reproduction

procyonids usually live trees

Procyonids are adept climbers and usually live in trees. Of all the species, the kinkajou rarely leaves the forest canopy. Groups of kinkajous usually feed together in fruit trees. Some species are solitary, while others live in pairs or in family groups. They are nocturnal (active at night), except for the coatis, which are diurnal (active during the day). Some communicate through vocalizations, including chirps, screams, hisses, and barks. Only the red panda is territorial, claiming an area of land for its own and defending it against intruders.

Most procyonids do not mate for life. Breeding occurs commonly in the spring. In warmer climates, breeding may occur throughout the year. Females give birth to one to seven cubs and raise the cubs by themselves.

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