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Average Size: 1.3-1.8m (4.25-6ft) and weighs 100-270kg (220-594lbs)
Average Lifespan: 15-30 years
Range/ Distribution Map
Habitat Description: Forest and woodland in North America, Mexico, and Canada
Behavior/Diet: Omnivore, fruits, nuts, grass, roots, bulbs, small mammals, fish, insects, rodents. Nocturnal. Solitary.
Conservation Status: Listed as a least concern.
Their short claws make them good tree climbers. they can climb at about 11 MPH