Animal Size

Crab-eating raccoon size: How big do they get?

How big does a Crab-eating raccoon get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) reaches an average size of 60.3 cm (2′ 0″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 14 years, they grow from 70 grams (0.15 lbs) to 6.94 kg (15.29 lbs). A Crab-eating raccoon has 2 babies at once. The Crab-eating raccoon (genus: Procyon) is a member of the family Procyonidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Crab-eating raccoon is  (2' 0

The crab-eating raccoon or South American raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is a species of raccoon native to marshy and jungle areas of Central and South America (including Trinidad and Tobago). It is found from Costa Rica south through most areas of South America east of the Andes down to northern Argentina and Uruguay. That it is called the crab-eating raccoon does not mean that only this species eats crabs, as the common raccoon also seeks and eats crabs where they are available.The crab-eating raccoon eats crab, lobster, crayfish and other crustaceans and shellfish, such as oysters and clams. It is an omnivore and its diet also includes, for example, small amphibians, turtle eggs, and fruits. It resembles its northern cousin, the common raccoon, in having a bushy ringed tail and “bandit mask” of fur around its eyes. Unlike the common raccoon, the hair on the nape of the neck points towards the head, rather than backward. The crab-eating raccoon also appears to be more adapted to an arboreal lifestyle than the common raccoon, with sharper, narrower claws. It also is better adapted for a diet of hard-shelled food, with most of the cheek teeth being larger than those of the common raccoon, with broader, rounded cusps. Although the crab-eating raccoon can appear smaller and more streamlined than the common raccoon due to its much shorter fur and more gracile build, the crab-eating raccoon is of similar dimensions to the northern species. Head and body length is 41 to 80 cm (16 to 31 in), tail length is 20 to 56 cm (8 to 22 in) and height at the shoulder is about 23 cm (9 in). Weights can range from 2 to 12 kg (4 to 26 lb), though are mostly between 5 and 7 kg (11 and 15 lb). Males are usually larger than the females.

Animals of the same family as a Crab-eating raccoon

We found other animals of the Procyonidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Crab-eating raccoon

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Crab-eating raccoon:

Animals with the same litter size as a Crab-eating raccoon

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Crab-eating raccoon:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Crab-eating raccoon

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Crab-eating raccoon:

Animals with the same weight as a Crab-eating raccoon

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Procyon cancrivorus: