|Uploaded:||May 14, 2008|
|Updated:||July 13, 2010|
Hello ya’ll and welcome to my humble tutorial on "how to draw a raccoon". Raccoons are very cute animals of the night. Even though they are very mysterious and kinda creepy, they still manage to stay looking innocent and lovable. I will now talk about some interesting facts about the raccoon. As some may know they are native animals to North and South America. Believe it or not the name raccoon comes from the Algonquin tribe meaning “arakun” which also translates into “one who scratches his hands”. Now the weight and height of the Common Raccoon is about 32 inches long including the tail and weighs 11 to 18 pounds. Raccoons that live further north can weight up to 35 pounds and it is recorded that the largest raccoon weighed in at a whooping 60 pounds. You may think that these animals live long lives in the wild because they are so secretive and sneaky, but the fact is they only live for only 7 years which is rather odd and unexpected. One good thing that lengthens the life span of a wild raccoon by double is when they are held in captivity. I bet your wondering what kind of “vore” these cat like bears are, well they are actually omnivores. Omnivores have a diet that includes many different types of food, for example the raccoons diet consist of but not limited to; frogs, crayfish, fish, birds, eggs, fruits, nuts, grains, small mammals and insects. When raccoons live in coastal areas, they often come out and have normal daytime activity even though they are mostly active at night. Nocturnal animals rarely come out in the day, so when you see animals like a possum or raccoon, you automatically think they must have rabies or some other dieses. The habitats for many raccoons are usually self made dens inside hollowed trees, or underground borrows. Although at times you will catch those using abandon buildings for shelter due to loss of habitat which is sad for any animal that lives in the wild. Man kind has to take a step back and think about how we are consuming everything that is available to us without the concern for other living things. No wonder why there are so many different species of animals that are becoming more endangered these days. Especially the ones that are really limited by numbers like panda bears, and koala bears. I thought that it would be nice to make a tutorial on an animal that everyone is familiar with, not only that but because I haven’t done a tutorial on an animal in a long time so here you go. Today you will learn how to draw a raccoon step by step. The detailed instructions will show you how easy it is to draw out one of these cute night time creatures.