The 20th of September a male juvenile raccoon arrived that was brought in by the environmental authorities of Cochabamba. It is currently going through the quarantine and we are looking to see where we may place him. We have thought about having him accompany our blind bear Ajayu, since his enclosure is completely closed.
The raccoon had been in the CAD of Cochabamba for 4 months. He was seen walking around a neighbourhood with a chain on his neck. He arrived weighing 4.4 kilograms, his fur shows lack of color and brilliance, has some itching and acts with a very pronounced nervousness and stereotypy. He moves around a lot for we believe he is young.
South american raccoons are of the species Procyon cancrivorus and their common name is crab-eating raccoon. Their fur has more of a brownish color and is not as puffy as north american raccoons. All of raccoons eat crabs, crustaceans, oysters, frogs, eggs and whatever they can get their hands on.