Asked in Raccoons
Is a raccoon part of the bear family?
December 05, 2015 4:20PM
No, bears and raccoons are not closely related, they are in different families. Raccoons are from the procyonidae family and bears ursidae.
December 05, 2015 4:18AM
no. raccoons are in family procyonidae (raccoons, cacomistles, coatimundis, kinkajous, and olingos). bears are in family ursidae. both raccoons and bears are in the order carnivora though