The North American raccoon is in Europe a neozoon that has only been native here since the 20th century. Raccoons are predominantly nocturnal predators and prefer to live in water-rich deciduous and mixed forests. Due to their adaptability, they also conquer mountain forests and urban areas.
Their influence on biodiversity is controversial among scientists. The increasing number of raccoons in residential areas has led to very different reactions, ranging from total rejection to regular feeding of the cute animals.
Raccoons carefully scan food and other objects with their front paws to get an idea of them and remove unwanted parts. When the protective cornea is softened under water, its sensitivity also increases. While raccoons in the wild never carry food found on land to a water place to “wash” it before consumption, this behaviour can often be observed in captive animals.
The female gives birth to an average of 3 young. The puppies are blind at birth and covered with a yellowish fluff.
Summer is over - days are getting shorter again - man and nature begin to slow down. For the remaining time until Christmas we have put together a program for young and old with activities suitable for this season.
You can study the complete program online in our park calendar, take the flyer in the park shop or download it. […]
In addition to numerous animals to be discovered, the Hochwildschutzpark also offers various facilities for fun and play - for young and old.
Right next to the bear enclosure, you can swing the tarzan swing over the "bear creek" to the barbecue area at the Volkenbacher Weiher. And - if you have reserved the barbecue in advance (20 €) - reward yourself with freshly grilled food. […]