How do Raccoons Adapt?

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The ecosystem consists of communities with different populations of species. Each diverse animal in the ecosystem has a unique way of surviving the abiotic and biotic factors in the environment through its traits; behavioral traits, morphological traits and physiological traits. Some of its traits prevent these organisms from predation, and others allows organism to survive when temperature are too high or too low. The strategy to survival depends on the animal. Let’s talk about the Procyon lotor also known by the name raccoon (Source 2). Raccoon are nocturnal; which means they sleep in the day and are awake at night. They are also omnivore, which means plants and animals. Some plants they consume are berries, leaves and fruits, and they prey on insects, frogs and crayfish. Raccoons are found in forests, mashes prairies and in cities. These masked bandits are live many place; in a hole in a tree, in a log, and in a house attic. Their predators are cougars, bobcats and coyotes ( Source 2). These characteristics of the raccoons and some of these basic necessities decide whether an animal survives or not. The environment the raccoon is present decides its adaptation. When the weather changes, an animal has to adapt to its environment. When autumn is about to end, raccoons eat most of their food in the spring so that they have enough fat and body heat to stay warm for the winter. In the winter, raccoons also hibernate so they do not use up all their energy and

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