Spanish > Mapache
This is Jimmy, the raccoon.
Although raccoons have been known to live over 20 years, their average
life expectancy in the wild is only 1,5 to 3 years. Hunting and traffic
accidents are the most common causes of death in many areas. Jimmy
was found left alone by his mother. Maybe the mother left him because
Jimmy has some birth defects. His teeth grew in the wrong direction
and his toes did grow together. Those small handicaps do make him a bit
This is Coco, the raccoon.
Coco is born in the center of the busy city of San Jose. Raccoons are easy
adapting to different kinds of environments and thus also to city life. Of course the city is not their natural environment but they have lost much of their habitat. Some nice people in San Jose found the baby raccoon and fed her with a bottle. The people did take good
care of the little raccoon but she did get infections on ears, feet and tail.
They brought Coco to Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center to continue the
care of the raccoon.Now Coco is together with Jimmy and they seem
to be good friends.