Rummage for racoons
There is no need to stray too far away from the city to see exciting wildlife in Germany, especially when there are racoons around. Introduced into Germany during the 1920s, racoons have firmly cemented themselves alongside foxes as urban wildlife across many German cities including Berlin.
Racoons are extraordinarily adaptable and have also found homes across many habitats from shorelines to forests. As opportunistic omnivores out of the city, racoons scavenge for fruit, nuts and insects as well as small mammals and birds’ eggs. Now seen as an invasive species, their population has boomed in Germany, and by 2013 the population had exceeded 100,000.