Body length: 68 - 79 cm
3.1 - 3.8 kg
Estimated at 320 - 950
Prefers mangrove forests and coastal wetlands
Island life. The pygmy raccoon is well adapted to the rhythms of the tropics, taking advantage of the of the abundance of crabs when available and shifting its diet to insects and fruit when hurricane roar in and destroy the beaches. But the world's smallest raccoon is facing oversized challenges: it has to compete with non-native coatis and feral dogs while doing its best to avoid introduced boa constrictors that can easily swallow it whole. A combination of competition, disease and habitat fragmentation is making for a cloudy future.