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Crab-eating Racoon

(Procyon cancrivorus)

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Brownish or grayish raccoon with shortish fur; gray and whitish face with black mask; pointed muzzle; brown legs and feet; 55 to 70cm (21 to 28in) long, plus ringed tail. (Mapache, Osito Lavador).


Lowland forests and more open areas, but primarily near rivers, streams, lakes, marshes, seashores, southern Pacific slope; nocturnal; found on the ground and in trees.

Found in the following Parks:

Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Crab-eating Racoon (Procyon cancrivorus), Costa Rica