Photo Gallery: Raccoons Ransack Germany
08/03/2012
The first raccoons, which are native to North America, were brought to Germany...
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The first raccoons, which are native to North America, were brought to Germany in around 1920 to be bred in captivity for their pelts. Their controlled introduction into the wild occurred on April 12, 1934, when Prussian hunting and game authorities released two pairs of raccoons near the Edersee, a reservoir near the central German city of Kassel.