Asked in
Giant Pandas
Raccoons

Are raccoons and bears related?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
October 24, 2015 4:54PM

No, raccoons are not bears. They are from the Procyonidae family. Procyonidae is a New World family of the order Carnivora. It includes the raccoons, coatis, kinkajous, olingos, olinguitos, ringtails and cacomistles.