Monday, October 7, 2013

Baby Raccoon Mortality Rate

Infant mortality is high amongst raccoons.
Picture from SB Wildes

It is not unusual for only half of the young raccoons born in one year to survive.  If the young are able to live past the first year, their life expectancy is only between 1.8 to 3.1 years.  Numerous factors are taken into consideration when determining that number, including traffic volume, hunting and weather severity.

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