The adventures of a family of Raccoons and their friends.
Runtime: 25 minutes
The Raccoons - Raccoon dog - Netflix
Not to be confused with Raccoon or Coonhound The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides, from the Greek words nukt-, “night” + ereutēs, “wanderer” + prokuōn, “before-dog” [but in New Latin used to mean “raccoon”] + -oidēs, “similar to”), also known as the mangut (its Evenki name) is a canid indigenous to East Asia. It is the only extant species in the genus Nyctereutes. It is considered a basal canid species, resembling ancestral forms of the family. Among the Canidae, the raccoon dog shares the habit of regularly climbing trees only with the North American gray fox, another basal species. The raccoon dog is named for its superficial resemblance to the raccoon (Procyon lotor), to which it is not closely related. Native East Asian raccoon dog populations have declined in recent years due to hunting, fur trade, urbanization, the increase of animals associated with human civilization (such as pets and abandoned animals) and diseases that may be transmitted between them. In Sweden, it has been treated as a potentially hazardous invasive species.
The Raccoons - Game and crop damage - Netflix
Raccoon dogs are harmful to game bird populations, particularly in floodlands and the shorelines of estuaries where they feed almost exclusively on eggs and chicks during the spring period. Birds amount to 15–20% of their diets in Lithuania, 46% on the Oka River floodlands and 48.6% in the Voronezh Reserve. They are also harmful to the muskrat trade, destroying their nests and eating their young. In Ukraine, raccoon dogs are harmful to kitchen gardens, melon cultivations, vineyards, and corn seedlings.
The Raccoons - References - Netflix