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Top 24 Most Beautiful Animals in the World

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Habitat: Northern America, Europe, Japan

It doesn’t get cheekier than a raccoon! This little guy looks like a pirate with its back mask. But they’re actually not that small: adult animals can grow to 16-27 in (40-70 cm) tall and weigh up to 20 lb (9 kg).

Raccoon Raccoon - Photo: Lorri Carter/Shutterstock

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